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October 27, 2020

Extended Benefits Begin Today for Hawai‘i Workers Who Exhausted Jobless Benefits

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that it would launch Federal-State Extended benefits beginning today, Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Hawaiʻi workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits. 
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September 22, 2020

Hawai‘i’s Lost Wages Benefits Distribution Begins

The program will pay $300 a week to all eligible claimants that have a weekly benefit amount of $100 or more in unemployment insurance benefits. The program excludes those with a weekly benefit amount of less than $100.
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September 15, 2020

Additional $70.3 Million In Federal Unemployment Dollars Heading To Hawai‘i

The new funding follows nearly $200 million in federal funding announced last month and $53.4 million announced last week.
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August 21, 2020

Maui Island Unemployment Rate is Highest in State at 22%

The rate on Maui Island was 22 percent in July, the highest in the state, followed by Kauaʻi's 18.7 percent, Hawaiʻi County's 12.8 percent, Honolulu's 11.1 percent, Molokaʻi's 7.9 percent and Lānaʻi's 4.8 percent rate.  
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July 16, 2020

Maui Unemployment Improves to 23% in June, COVID-19-Related Discrepancies Affecting Counts

Here in Maui County, the non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 22.6% in June, an improvement from the 34% rate reported last month, but still significantly higher than the 3% rate reported at the same time last year. 
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July 10, 2020

State has Issued $2 Billion in Unemployment Benefits Since March 1

The report shows the State paid more than $2 billion in benefits since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 1, 2020.
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April 17, 2020

Mayor Interview: Mask Use in Maui County, Unemployment Discussion

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is providing updates on Pacific Media Group’s network of Maui stations as the County continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today, the Mayor spoke with Shane Kahalehau of KPOA 93.5 FM on Maui, and shared his thoughts on new cases, mask use in Maui County and unemployment.
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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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March 22, 2020

Maui Launches New American Job Center Website

Maui has launched a website with information to help Maui County residents file for unemployment insurance or register for job searches from the safety of home in the wake of impacts from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
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March 20, 2020

Unemployment Claims Bog Down Online System

The unemployment offices in Hilo, Kealakekua, Wailuku, and Līhuʻe are switching to an appointment only service for those not using the online system.
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June 21, 2019

Maui Unemployment Rate 2.5% in May

The unemployment rate for the island of Maui was 2.5% in May, according to the Hawaiʻi Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
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June 19, 2019

Study: Hawai‘i is 9th Most Independent State

According to the report, Hawaiʻi ranked 1st in its share of jobs supported by exported goods; 2nd in its under-employement rate; and 4th in...
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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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March 24, 2019

Maui Unemployment Rate Sees Slight Drop  

The unemployment rate for the island of Maui and Maui County in February was 2.8%, according to the Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
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September 20, 2018

Maui Island Unemployment Drops to 1.9% in August

The unemployment rate on Maui Island was at 1.9% in August, down from the 2.1% rate in July and down from the 2.1% rate reported at the same time last year.
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