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Hawaii’s Population Is Shrinking. The Pandemic Could Make Things Worse Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Population Is Shrinking. The Pandemic Could Make Things Worse

The state’s population has been declining for three years. Experts worry that the economy will suffer as more people move away due to changes caused by the coronavirus.

Big Island Officials Are Frustrated That Opportunity Zones Haven’t Drawn New Investment Cameron Miculka

Big Island Officials Are Frustrated That Opportunity Zones Haven’t Drawn New Investment

But there is hope the federal program can be a useful tool in attracting new business development during Hawaii’s economic recovery.

The Long Wait For Unemployment Checks Is Taking A Personal Toll Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Long Wait For Unemployment Checks Is Taking A Personal Toll

The state’s huge backlog of jobless claims has left many waiting weeks for benefits. For some, the loss of work has derailed dreams for starting over.

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World

Hawaii’s long-term economic plan is a blank slate by design to be filled in by an ensemble cast, says Alan Oshima, Hawaii’s economic recovery chief.

Hawaii’s Restaurants Face An Unknown Future Amid The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Restaurants Face An Unknown Future Amid The Pandemic

The industry, which employs 85,000 workers, has fallen off the cliff. Will going into a bar and restaurant be the same if the COVID-19 crisis eases?

Immigrants And Others Struggle Applying For Hawaii Jobless Benefits Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Immigrants And Others Struggle Applying For Hawaii Jobless Benefits

Those who don’t speak English, don’t have computers or lack bank accounts hit barriers using the swamped system.

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Downturn Will Be ‘Sharp And Painful’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Report: Hawaii’s Economic Downturn Will Be ‘Sharp And Painful’

A new University of Hawaii report paints a grim picture for Hawaii’s economic outlook.

Hawaii Unemployment Claims Skyrocket As Coronavirus Crisis Continues Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Unemployment Claims Skyrocket As Coronavirus Crisis Continues

Thousands of people are trying to apply for unemployment insurance as Hawaii’s tourism and service industries tumble.

Hawaii’s Biggest Industry Is Reeling As The Coronavirus Spreads Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Biggest Industry Is Reeling As The Coronavirus Spreads

Hawaii’s hotel and service industry workers are losing their jobs as COVID-19 pummels the state’s tourist industry.

Hawaii Economy