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Hawaii’s December Unemployment Rate at 3.2 Percent
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 3.2 percent, compared to 3.3 percent in October and November.
Hawaii’s December Unemployment Rate at 3.2 Percent
State Agency Encourages Public Participation in Housing Survey for 2023 Hawaii Housing Planning Study
Hawaii Housing Finance & Development Corporation — The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation is urging Hawaii residents to respond to a major survey that is needed to assess issues relating to housing supply and demand throughout the state.
State Agency Encourages Public Participation in Housing Survey for 2023 Hawaii Housing Planning Study
Hawaii Pacific Hydrogen Hub Proposal Encouraged to Submit Full Application
Hawaii State Energy Office — The United States Department of Energy has encouraged the Hawaii State Energy Office and its consortium of partners across government, community, industry, and academia to submit a Full Application for the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (H2Hub) program.
Hawaii Pacific Hydrogen Hub Proposal Encouraged to Submit Full Application
November 2022 Total Visitor Count 90.9 Percent of the 2019 Level
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 735,340 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in November 2022, representing a 90.9 percent recovery from the same month in 2019.
November 2022 Total Visitor Count 90.9 Percent of the 2019 Level
Hawaii’s November Unemployment Rate at 3.3 Percent
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 3.3 percent, unchanged from the revised rate of 3.3 percent in October.
Hawaii’s November Unemployment Rate at 3.3 Percent
State Economic Forecast Unchanged Despite Significant Downward Revision for the U.S. Economy
DBEDT released its fourth quarter 2022 Statistical and Economic Report today. DBEDT kept economic growth projections for 2022 and 2023 for the State unchanged at 2.6 percent and 1.7 percent, respectively.
State Economic Forecast Unchanged Despite Significant Downward Revision for the U.S. Economy
October 2022 Total Visitor Count 95.1 Percent of 2019 Level
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT, a total of 757,182 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in October 2022, representing a 95.1 percent recovery from the same month in 2019.
October 2022 Total Visitor Count 95.1 Percent of 2019 Level
Hawaii’s October Unemployment Rate at 3.4 Percent
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October was 3.4 percent, compared to 3.5 percent in September.
Hawaii’s October Unemployment Rate at 3.4 Percent
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