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October 28, 2020

Hawaiʻi Launched New Unit To Adjudicate Unemployment Insurance Claims

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has contracted with Maximus Inc. for 100 trained adjudicators to reduce the backlog of unemployment insurance claims that involve a higher level of expertise and knowledge to process.
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September 30, 2020

State Launches Virtual Call Center for Unemployment Insurance Claims

The state of Hawaiʻi today launched a virtual call center to help claimants obtain information relating to their Unemployment Insurance claim or their Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claim.
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September 16, 2020

Gov. Ige Appoints Perreira-Eustaquio, Vidinhar to Lead Labor Department

Gov. David Ige announced the appointment of Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio as director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and JoAnn A. Vidinhar as DLIR’s deputy director.
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July 26, 2020

State Releases Updated Unemployment Insurance Information

The state has issued $2.3 billion in benefits since March 1.
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June 25, 2020

$15.8 Million in Potentially Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Detected by State Labor Department

The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has detected $15,829,889 of potentially fraudulent claims paid out as of June 24.  In addition, the department reportedly blocked $76,644,808 in "possible fraudulent PUA payments."
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April 25, 2020

State Pays Out $68,097,470 In Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced that between April 17 to April 23 it distributed $68,097,470 in unemployment insurance benefits.
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March 23, 2020

Call Center Launched to Field Unemployment Claims

Calls will be taken during normal business hours, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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October 20, 2019

County Unemployment Rate Same As Last Year

This September, 2.7 percent of Maui County residents were unemployed, according to the state Department of Labor & Industrial Relations.
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September 25, 2019

Long-Time Dept. of Labor Employee Appointed as Deputy Director

Gov. David Ige has appointed Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio as the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ deputy director. 
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September 19, 2019

Maui Island Unemployment Rate 2.3% in August

The unemployment rate for the island of Maui was 2.3% in August, according to the Hawaiʻi Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. While the islandʻs unemployment rate for August decreased slightly from 2.4% the month before, the rate increased from 2.2% a year ago.
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June 04, 2019

Maui Unemployment Rate Sees Slight Decline

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations recently announced that the unemployment rate for the island of Maui was 2.7% in April, compared to 2.8% the month before. Maui’s unemployment rate in April of last year was 2.1%. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state was 2.8% in April, the same as in... Read more »
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April 15, 2019

Senate Confirms Director and Deputy of Labor Department

The Hawaiʻi State Senate voted to confirm Scott T. Murakami and Leonard Hoshijo as the director and deputy director of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Murakami is the departmentʻs 20th director. Murakami joins the Ige administration from the University of Hawaiʻi, where he has held a variety of leadership positions. He... Read more »
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March 12, 2019

Maui Unemployment Rate Sees Slight Rise in January

According to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the unemployment rate for Maui County was 2.9% this past January, compared to 2.4% in January of last year. The unemployment rate for the island of Maui in January was 2.9%, compared to 2.3% during last January. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the entire state... Read more »
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January 21, 2019

Maui County Unemployment Rate at 2.3%

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Maui County was 2.3% in December.
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January 12, 2019

Gov. Ige Announces Three New State Department Directors

Gov. David Ige announced that he is appointing new directors at three state departments; all three appointments are subject to State Senate confirmation.
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