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Record Civilian Labor Force at 674,900 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 4.1 percent, the same as in January. Statewide, 647,000 were employed and 27,900 unemployed in February for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 674,900. Nationally, ...
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Record Civilian Labor Force at 673,550 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 4.1 percent, slightly up from 4.0 percent in December. Statewide, 646,100 were employed and 27,450 unemployed in January for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of ...
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Hawaii Achieves Record Civilian Labor Force (671,600) for Sixth Consecutive Month HONOLULU — the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 4.0 percent, the same as in November. Statewide, 644,750 were employed and 26,850 unemployed in December for a total seasonally adjusted ...
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Minimum Wage Rises to $10.10 Over the Next Three Years   HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that per Act 82, Session Laws of Hawaii (2014), the minimum wage for most employers will increase to $7.75 per hour beginning on January 1, 2015. “This increase will boost consumer ...
Read More Minimum Wage to Increase to .75 in 2015

Jobs Increase 5,400 in November over October HONOLULU — the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 4.0 percent, down from 4.1 percent in October. Statewide, 642,850 were employed and 27,000 unemployed in November for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of ...
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Improved Rates Projected to Save Employers $50 Million HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that Unemployment Insurance contribution rates for 2015 will be reduced 22 percent on average, resulting in employers paying $50 million less in taxes, or $100 less per employee on average for 2015. The ...
Read More State Announces Reduction in Unemployment Taxes for 2015

Record Civilian Labor Force at 667,750 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 4.1 percent, down from 4.2 percent in September. Statewide, 640,150 were employed and 27,650 unemployed in October for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 667,750. ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.1% in October

Record Civilian Labor Force at 665,950 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 4.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in August. Statewide, 638,050 were employed and 27,900 unemployed in September for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 665,950. ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.2% in September

More than 75 Percent of Claimants Now Use Web-Based Claims Filing System HONOLULU — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $1,098,390 to the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) to improve the state’s business processes through the application of technology to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program. The federal grants support business process ...
Read More State Awarded .09 Million to Improve Unemployment Insurance Program

Record Civilian Labor Force at 662,700 HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in July. Statewide, 634,150 were employed and 28,600 unemployed in August for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 662,700. ...
Read More Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3% in August