Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Economy

 

NO Image:
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Hawaii Lost the Most Construction Jobs Between July and August
By News Release @ 3:25 AM :: 472 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii lost the highest percentage (-3.5 percent, -1,300 jobs) of construction jobs for the month....

Read More..
Friday, September 18, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Drops to 12.5% as Workers Leave Workforce
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 489 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

...Jobs declined by 105,200 over-the-year....

Read More..
Monday, September 14, 2020
Low Income Hawaii Workers Income Jumped in April and May
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 385 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...Hawaii was the second-most-dependent state on the additional $600 in unemployment benefits that expired at the end of July.....

Read More..
Saturday, September 5, 2020
45 Companies--13,701 Layoffs Since Aug 1
By Selected News Articles @ 10:17 PM :: 1164 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...These notices only represent announcements by companies in the state that have 100 or more employees....

Read More..
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
DBEDT: Hawaii economy will contract 12.3% in 2020
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 625 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The revision is mainly due to the delayed pre-test program for trans-Pacific travel and the two-week Stay-at-Home, Work-from-Home order for Oahu....

Read More..
Friday, August 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment 13.1% -- Thousands Quit Looking
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 689 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor

... The unemployment rate would have been much higher except that there were nearly 30,000 fewer people in the labor force than a year ago ....

Read More..
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Caldwell Announces More COVID Restrictions--Targets Non-Economic Activity
By News Release @ 3:36 AM :: 808 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...Caldwell said at the news briefing that county and state leaders discussed the modified restrictions for O‘ahu over the past five days, trying to decide whether to use a scalpel or a hammer. “We’ve chosen a scalpel,” Caldwell said....

Read More..
Monday, August 17, 2020
Hawaii Mortgage Delinquencies Jump 5.25%
By News Release @ 8:05 PM :: 862 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

... Hawaii 5th largest quarterly increase in overall delinquency rate ....

Read More..
Saturday, August 15, 2020
​Lockdown reveals Hawaii's economic house of cards
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:42 AM :: 1507 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Growing the budget and approving government employee pay raises when Hawaii is running out of money is an unsustainable way to run a state....

Read More..
Friday, August 14, 2020
Survey update shows widespread hardship for local businesses
By UHERO @ 10:31 PM :: 795 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, COVID-19

...With the exception of jobs in information technology and other services, no industry category saw a meaningful increase from the devastating April 2020 job numbers....

Read More..
Sunday, August 9, 2020
How We’re Going to Spend CARES Act Money
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 931 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...In the meantime, the unemployed need to survive without any plus-up at all....

Read More..
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Will pandemic keep Hawaiʻi residents from moving away?
By UHERO @ 10:09 PM :: 932 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...due to the increased difficulty of navigating a trans-Pacific move. There is also fear of a spike in COVID-19 cases in states such as California and Texas....

Read More..
Saturday, August 1, 2020
161,000 Hawaii Unemployed Fall off Cliff at Midnight?
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:20 AM :: 970 Views :: Economy, Labor

"...At the stroke of midnight tonight (July 31) there will be over 161,000 Hawaii residents about to fall off the federal unemployment cliff and there appears to be no solution at hand...."

Read More..
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Stimulate the Economy--Get a Job!
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 827 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

... more than 16,000 jobs are available across the state. Top positions included retail salesperson, network and systems administrator and security guard ....

Read More..
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Even with Drop in Unemployment, Hawaii Ranks 49th in Bounce Back from COVID
By Selected News Articles @ 11:46 PM :: 873 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most....

Read More..
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Follow-Up Survey to Gauge the Business Impact of COVID-19
By News Release @ 1:48 PM :: 702 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism, COVID-19

...which measures changes in employment and employee wages, monthly revenue and revenue sources, current state of operations and plan for trans-Pacific tourism opening, impact of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and business outlook....

Read More..
Friday, July 17, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Rate Drops to 13.9%
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 717 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

...individuals are classified as employed, unemployed, or not in the labor force based on questions about their activities during the survey reference week (June 7th through June 13th)....

Read More..
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Hawaii: Only 45% of Adults Working
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 888 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Employment–population ratio, Hawaii 2nd lowest in USA....

Read More..
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
UHERO--Recovery may take decade
By UHERO @ 12:17 AM :: 836 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...the state’s total employment rate, as well as its unemployment rate, will not return to its pre-pandemic level until 2029....

Read More..
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Legislative Session: The good, the bad and the ugly
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:42 PM :: 1062 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... donning rose-colored glasses and approaching the budget shortfall as a temporary setback ....

Read More..
Saturday, July 11, 2020
DLIR Rejects 73,438 Invalid Unemployment Claims
By News Release @ 3:45 AM :: 1088 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, COVID-19

...151,071 valid claims are being paid....

Read More..
Friday, July 10, 2020
Jobs Report: Lets Avoid Aggravating the Problem
By News Release @ 11:52 PM :: 605 Views :: Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...the Hawaii Legislature should not make a dismal situation worse....

Read More..
Friday, July 10, 2020
COVID Economy: State Much More Susceptible than Counties
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 1271 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Tourism, COVID-19

"...The revenue profiles of the state and the city and county are quite different. The state is much more exposed to volatile revenue sources such as general excise tax and transient accommodation tax (TAT)...."

Read More..
Saturday, June 27, 2020
COVID: Half of Households with Children have lost income
By News Release @ 4:52 AM :: 591 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...51% of respondents in households with at least one child report their income has declined since the start of COVID-19....

Read More..
Saturday, June 20, 2020
UHERO forecasts dire scenarios for local government budgets
By UHERO @ 4:28 AM :: 863 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...A grim financial outlook is on the horizon for the state of Hawaiʻi due to the impact of COVID-19....

Read More..
Sunday, June 14, 2020
The Giant Sucking Sound
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1464 Views :: Economy

...Carl Bonham told lawmakers that we’re going to lose another 30,000 people in just two years. A more pessimistic scenario assumes we are going to lose that 30,000 people in ONE year....

Read More..
Thursday, June 11, 2020
DLIR Updates Unemployment Claims Processing Numbers
By News Release @ 5:09 AM :: 962 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

... State Has Issued $803,200,377 in Benefits Since March 1 ....

Read More..
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
‘New normal’ requires long-term budget thinking
By Joe Kent @ 11:44 PM :: 845 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...threw Gov. Ige’s multiyear budget off target by a total of $26 billion between fiscal years 2020 and 2025....

Read More..
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Kam Napier: How to strike the right balance in reopening Hawaii economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:00 PM :: 894 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... Napier has encouraged his readers to think critically about how our state and counties have responded to the public health threat ....

Read More..
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Honolulu 7th Largest Increase in Unemployment
By Selected News Articles @ 10:59 PM :: 860 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Bureau of Labor Statistics recently disclosed that it misclassified many workers on temporary layoffs as “absent from work because of other reasons” rather than “unemployed.” Therefore, the real unemployment rate may be around 33 percent higher than reported....

Read More..
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Free Food Giveaways set to conclude
By News Release @ 7:24 PM :: 910 Views :: Honolulu County, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals is set to conclude with two remaining food distribution events at Aloha Stadium....

Read More..
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Ige Admin Places 'Reopening Strategy' Online
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 859 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...It was developed by the Governor’s Office along with the Hawai‘i Economic and Community Recovery Navigator in collaboration with many government agencies and business sector partners....

Read More..
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
VIDEO: How to Save Lives in Hawaii, in 50 Seconds
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:34 PM :: 783 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...if our leaders let their coronavirus lockdowns linger, Hawaii can expect a wave of "deaths of despair"....

Read More..
Friday, May 29, 2020
Grassroot: Quarantine Extension Will Delay Economic Recovery
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:32 PM :: 1104 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...If Hawaii extends its 14-day quarantine or imposes testing requirements on visitors, this could lead to “a steeper decline in arrivals in 2020 and would likely delay the recovery”....

Read More..
Friday, May 29, 2020
How to Reopen Hawaii's Economy--Michael W. Perry Interviews Keli'i Akina
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 AM :: 944 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...Roadmap to Prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and even excel after the coronavirus lockdown....

Read More..
Thursday, May 28, 2020
UHERO: How Long Will Reopening Take?
By UHERO @ 7:39 PM :: 648 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...The question is what that reopening will look like, how long it will take, and what the legacy of COVID-19 will be for the Hawaii economy....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Blue Crush: How a One-Party State is Crushing the Little Guy
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 1472 Views :: Democratic Party, Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...The roughly half of the population who cannot work from home are getting screwed over by those who can....

Read More..
Saturday, May 23, 2020
DBEDT: Hawaii Economy Will Shrink 12.1% in 2020
By News Release @ 5:15 PM :: 1104 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...Assume visitor industry will start opening in September 2020 and will recover 30 percent of arrivals (from same month in 2019) in September and 45 percent in December 2020....

Read More..
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Grassroot: Hawaii's Roadmap to Prosperity
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:40 AM :: 1502 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...proposals regarding how Hawaii can recover and even excel after the state's economically devastating coronavirus lockdown....

Read More..
Friday, May 22, 2020
6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income
By News Release @ 11:32 PM :: 843 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...According to the United States Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey, released on May 20....

Read More..
Friday, May 22, 2020
Hawaii Now 3rd Highest Unemployment in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 1359 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, COVID-19

...only Nevada and Michigan are higher....

Read More..
Friday, May 22, 2020
Final Public Health Recovery Task Force Report
By News Release @ 5:46 AM :: 734 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...report by the Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Public Health Recovery Task Force on reopening our economy....

Read More..
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Hawaii Unemployment Jumps to 22.3% in April
By News Release @ 2:26 PM :: 747 Views :: Economy, Labor, COVID-19

...Jobs declined by 121,800 over-the-month....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Travel-Related Unemployment Hits 51% Just Ahead of Memorial Day
By News Release @ 8:04 AM :: 887 Views :: Economy, Labor, Tourism, COVID-19

...Double Nat'l Unemployment at Height of Great Depression....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Roll back government to revive Hawaii’s economy
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:30 AM :: 778 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

... like the business closures, curfews, checkpoints and drones ....

Read More..
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Hawaii Wastes Thousands of COVID Testing Opportunities Every Day
By Andrew Walden @ 12:13 AM :: 2892 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism, COVID-19

...Hawaii has a 5,000 test per day capacity, yet access to testing is restricted and day after day only a few hundred tests are performed....

Read More..
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Could Hawaii go bankrupt?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:39 PM :: 3189 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, COVID-19

...Hawaii’s economy has tanked and local tax revenues are plummeting, leaving the state and counties in danger of going bankrupt — starting with the state's public pension and health-benefits systems....

Read More..
Friday, May 15, 2020
​The Legislature’s Dangerous Illusion
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:12 PM :: 1137 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...state policymakers seem to believe that the answer to the worst economic crisis in decades is to borrow and spend — and very likely raise taxes....

Read More..
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Survey: Hawaii Solar installers slowed by COVID-19
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 913 Views :: Energy, Economy, Small Business, COVID-19

...companies indicated difficulty generating sales, and cited customer uncertainty as a primary driver of declining sales volume....

Read More..
Monday, May 11, 2020
VIDEO: Keli'i Akina Urges Gov. Ige to Continue to Reopen Economy in Balanced Way  
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:39 PM :: 1122 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, COVID-19

"...Thousands of people in Hawaii are calling upon the governor to 'Let Hawaii Work' again...."

Read More..
Page 1 of 8First   Previous   [1]  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT