The Department of Labor & Industrial Relations said today that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 6.4 percent, a 0.2 percentage point increase from 6.2 percent in August.
There were 591,850 employed and 40,250 unemployed in September, for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 632,100. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.1 percent.
The State’s job count received a boost from the opening of a new resort on Oahu as well as a rise in visitor related water transportation in September. The divergence between the increase in job count and the decline in labor force employment is likely due to an increase in multiple jobholders.
“It was an extremely productive trip that will benefit Hawai’i as we look to strengthen our economy,” the governor said in a press release. “Building upon our relationships with these countries is important not just for our visitor industry but our longstanding cultural connections as well.”
Abercrombie is scheduled to hold a news conference Monday to discuss his Asia trip.
The Board of Educationis scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. at Governor Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School Cafeteria in Kaneohe.
The occasion, according to a public notice, is a “Windward Oahu District Community Meeting to get to know each other, share views on public education and discuss the community’s role in supporting student achievement and our public library system.”
The Hawaii Labor Relations Board resumes its series of hearings on the dispute between HSTA and the state over labor contracts.
The Land Use Commissionis scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. downtown regarding a D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes project in Ewa.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet a 9 a.m. at Kuhio Hale in Kamuela on the Big Island.
‘Insights’: Domestic Violence
Dan Boylan welcomes William Hoshijo, Nanci Kreidman and David Louie on the PBS show “Insights” tonight to talk about domestic violence.
Though October is Domestic Violence Awareness month in Hawaii, local organizations advocate for victims year-round and bring to light an issue that still carries stigma. Progress culminated when the Hawaii Legislature passed Act 206 last session. The new law prevents employers from discriminating against domestic violence victims.