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State of Hawaii Seal DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2020 STATE MONITORING FOR FRAUDULENT UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE CLAIMS HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced today that it is warning consumers about attempts made by criminals to file ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2020 HAWAI‘I’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 22.3 PERCENT IN APRIL Jobs declined by 121,800 over-the-month HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2020 STATE PAYS OUT $140,300,082 IN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced today that it distributed $140,300,082 in unemployment insurance benefits over the past week. $83,776,600 of that ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2020 STATE PAYS OUT $87,521,534 IN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced today that it distributed $87,521,534 in unemployment insurance benefits over the past week. $47,317,800 of ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2020 STATE PAYS OUT $68,097,470 IN UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced that between April 17 to April 23 it distributed $68,097,470 in unemployment insurance benefits. $44,848,600 ...
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Gov. Ige and DLIR Director Scott Murakami announced the launching of the Reducing Unemployment Disruption & Driving Economic Regeneration (RUDDER) program. RUDDER is the DLIR’s economic regeneration initiative that provides State Employment & Training Funds that immediately infuses money into the economy and serve as the foundational strategy for aligning federal workforce programs, such as ...
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COVID-19 Unemployment Law Changes

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in News

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today summarized changes to date to the unemployment insurance law due to COVID-19. The changes include the following: • Waived the one-week waiting period • Suspended the requirement to search for three jobs weekly

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2020 STATE SETS UP CALL CENTER TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMANTS HONOLULU — The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced the availability of two phone numbers to help process unemployment claims while working ...
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SCOTT T. MURAKAMI DIRECTOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2020 STATE ANNOUNCES SCHEDULING OF APPOINTMENTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS The Appointments Will be Held During Normal Business Hours HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced a shift in ...
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