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Weekly jobless claims top 17,000

By Howard Dicus - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii weekly jobless claims grew by almost 2,000 last week, cresting the 17,000 level that had been common earlier in the fall, according to statistics posted Thursday.

The Hawaii Department of Labor & Industrial Relations counted 17,152 total claims for the seven days ending Dec. 4, of which 2,457 were first-time filings for unemployment compensation. The week before there had been only 1,565 new claims and 15,201 total.

All islands saw increases in both new and total claims. The level of unemployment, which fluctuates in the weekly tallies, remains well below year-before levels. The monthly jobless rate in Hawaii is currently 6.4%.

The week to Dec. 4 saw a doubling of new agent claim filings - jobless claims filed against other states by people who are now in Hawaii.

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