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DBEDT E-newsletter – May 2024

Posted on May 31, 2024 in Main

In May, we celebrate Haaheo, Pride in Public Service Month, as proclaimed by Governor Josh Green, underscoring the invaluable contributions of our dedicated staff in supporting economic growth and diversity throughout our islands. This newsletter issue illustrates the important work of our public service employees in advancing Hawaii’s economy.

According to preliminary statistics from DBEDT, total visitor arrivals and total visitor spending in April 2024 decreased compared to April 2023.

DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 3.1 percent, unchanged for four consecutive months.

Hawaii teachers were invited to learn more about career pathways and technical skills in digital design, fashion design, and media through a free Creative Industries Educator Externship on May 2, 2024.