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Howzit Howard: Hawaii Unemployment

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - We have fresh data this morning to suggest Hawaii unemployment could be trending down again.

It had now been seven weeks since weekly jobless claims topped 20,000 and there have now been three weeks below 19,000. The new figures, covering March 7-13, are down slightly...230 claims lower than the week before. First time claims rose but still fell short of 2,500. Employment is critical to the pace of recovery. Each person out of work is a person spending less than usual, multiplied by the chilling effect that has on the person's friends, relatives and co-workers.

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