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June 15, 2017

Hawai‘i Island May Unemployment Rate 3.3%

The unemployment rate for Hawai‘i Island in May, 2017, was 3.3%, slightly higher than the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.7%.
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May 17, 2017

Hawai‘i’s Economy on Path to Moderate Growth

Labor force and employment created new record high levels during the first quarter of 2017 and non-farm payroll jobs showed a historical best first quarter.
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May 10, 2017

Hu Honua Reaches Agreement with HELCO on Biomass Plant

Hu Honua can resume construction on its half-completed facility and begin delivering clean, firm renewable energy by the end of 2018.
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April 20, 2017

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tourists Spend Nearly $2 Million

A new National Park Service report reveals that spending by 1,887,580 visitors had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $199,923,400.
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March 23, 2017

Kona to Host US-Japan Economic Summit

The summit seeks to accelerate regional and international exchange with prefectures in Japan that have interests in and connections with Hawai‘i.
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March 23, 2017

Hawai‘i County Unemployment Rate 3.2%

The not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Hawai‘i Island was 3.2% in February 2017, .2% less than the previous month...
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March 17, 2017

Big Island Unemployment Rate at 3.4% in January

The unemployment rate for Hawai‘i County was 3.4% in January, up slightly from December 2016's 3.1% and down .4% from January 2016.
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March 10, 2017

State House Finance Committee Opts for Conservative Budget

The House Finance Committee recently passed out a proposed budget that reflects slower economic growth.
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February 08, 2017

Hawai‘i’s Economy Continues Expansion

By December 2016, unemployment rates of all the counties fell below 3%, except Hawai‘i County where the unemployment rate was slightly higher than others—3.1%.
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January 21, 2017

Big Island Company Finalist in Entrepreneurial Competition

Blue Ocean Mariculture, an open ocean mariculture company operating out of Kailua-Kona, is a nominee for HVCA's "Island Innovator of the Year" category.
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January 11, 2017

Hawai‘i’s Biosecurity Plan Finalized

The threats of invasive species are real and threaten our way of life.
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January 04, 2017

Drivers May Experience Sticker Shock in 2017

Drivers may shell out $52 billion more over the course of the year compared to 2016 as the national yearly average rises to $2.49 per gallon.
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December 05, 2016

How to Start a Business in Hawai‘i Workshop

The West Hawai'i Small Business Development Center will present its "How to Start a Business in Hawai'i" workshop on Dec. 14.
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November 21, 2016

Report: Hawaiʻi Economy Continues to Grow

The DBEDT released its fourth quarter statistical and economic report and says stable growth remains for Hawaiʻi's economy
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October 13, 2016

Statewide Employment Projected to Expand by 5.6%

Education and Health Services, the state’s largest industry, will add the most number of jobs, picking up 12,170 jobs—almost 1/3 of the state's total increase.
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