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Leisure & Hospitality, Construction Sectors Lead Job Growth HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 4.4 percent, up from 4.3 percent in September. Statewide, there were 619,600 employed and 28,700 unemployed in October, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 4.4% in October

HONOLULU — Due to the suspension of federal government services earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has revised the release date for September 2013 employment and unemployment data The data will now be released on Nov. 22, coinciding with the release of October data. The Hawaii Department of ...
Read More September Unemployment Rate to Be Announced Nov. 22

Expansion Projected at 15% on Neighbor Islands, 10.5% on Oahu HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the release of several publications – Employment Projections for Industries and Occupations, 2010-2020 for Honolulu MSA, Hawaii County, Maui County, and Kauai County. DLIR’s Research and Statistics Office produces the series, ...
Read More Neighbor Islands Forecasted to Lead Job Growth Through 2020

HONOLULU — Due to the suspension of federal government services throughout the first half of October, the release of employment and unemployment data for September 2013 has been delayed until the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issues a revised production schedule. The September information had been scheduled for release on Oct. ...
Read More September Unemployment Rate Announcement Delayed

STATE WARNS UNEMPLOYED WORKERS FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ABOUT PHISHING WEBSITES HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today issued a warning to consumers to be on the alert for unauthorized websites that appear to be trying to obtain personal information from unemployed persons seeking unemployment benefits. The websites contain the State ...
Read More Website Phishing Alert – Filing Online Unemployment Claims

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division has released a statement about unemployment benefits for furloughed workers relating to the Federal government shutdown. Click here to read their statement.

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division was informed that a Hawaii applicant for unemployment benefits received an email from the Unemployment Advisory Department <support@us-benefits.org> indicating the applicant’s initial application for benefits was received, but not completed, and provided links to continue the unemployment filing process. This email is a scam. It has been used in other ...
Read More Email Scam Alert – Request to File for Unemployment Benefits

TRAINING FUNDS AVAILABLE TO INCREASE OCCUPATIONAL SKILLS HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the state has been awarded a $1,769,095 National Emergency Grant (NEG) to expand the service capacity of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker training and employment program. The funds awarded by the U.S. Department ...
Read More State Awarded Grant to Assist Long-Term Unemployed Workers

Tourism Related Jobs Increase by 4,100 Over the Year HONOLULU—The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August declined to 4.3 percent  from 4.5 percent in July. The last time the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent or less was in July 2008. State wide, ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3% in August

$340,595 in Total Proposed Penalties Issued by HIOSH and US Department of Labor HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DLIR) Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) has issued 59 serious citations with proposed fines of up to $89,265 to 10 tenants of Unicold Corporation’s refrigerated food warehouse in Honolulu. ...
Read More State Cites Warehouse Tenants with 59 Safety and Health Violations