News Releases

Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 6.6 Percent in SeptemberPosted on October 21, 2021 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 6.6 percent compared to 7.0 percent in August.
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High Technology Development Corp.
Hawaii’s Digital Currency Lab Announces “NFT for Good” InitiativePosted on October 20, 2021 in News
Hawaii Technology Development Corp. — The State of Hawaii's Digital Currency Innovation Lab facilitates the first collaboration of its kind bringing together creatives and technologists to beautify communities through an initiative using non-fungible tokens.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Diesel Replacement Rebates Available to Electrify Medium and Heavy Duty VehiclesPosted on September 30, 2021 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — Approximately $2.1 million in diesel replacement rebates are available from the Hawaii State Energy Office in partnership with the Hawaii Department of Health.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Visitor Spending for August 2021 declined 8.9% from Pre-Pandemic August 2019Posted on September 30, 2021 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by DBEDT total spending by visitors arriving in August 2021 was $1.37 billion.
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Hawaii State Energy Office
Hawaii State Energy Office Positions Available Supporting Equity, Resiliency, and Green Jobs GrowthPosted on September 23, 2021 in News
Hawaii State Energy Office — The Hawaii State Energy Office is seeking candidates to fill three full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions to continue building its capacity to serve vulnerable and underserved communities.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 7.0 Percent in AugustPosted on September 16, 2021 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 7.0 percent compared to 7.3 percent in July.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Visitor Spending for July 2021 decreased 6.8% from Pre-Pandemic July 2019Posted on August 30, 2021 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) total spending by visitors arriving in July 2021 was $1.58 billion.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Rising Pandemic Uncertainty Delays Hawaii’s Economic GrowthPosted on August 26, 2021 in News
DBEDT released its third quarter 2021 Statistical and Economic Report today. DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 2.7 percent, down from the 3.5 percent projected in May this year.
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Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
Hawaii Joins Silver Jackets ProgramPosted on August 24, 2021 in News
Office of Planning and Sustainable Development — The State of Hawaii has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a Hawaii Silver Jackets Interagency Collaboration Team under the State’s Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 7.3 Percent in JulyPosted on August 19, 2021 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.3 percent compared to 7.7 percent in June. Statewide, 598,850 were employed and 47,200 unemployed in July for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 646,000.
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