Hawaii News Now: Sunrise email

Happy Aloha Friday!

New unemployment numbers out today indicate that the job market isn't as dismal as analysts expected. According to the Labor Department, employers added 117,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate is down slightly from 9.2% to 9.1%. Analysts are waiting to see what kind of effect the figures will have on Wall Street.

We're throwing Tannya a baby shower at the station this morning! We'll get some advice from the experts on decorations, gifts, and food for the perfect celebration.

Hawaii native Maxim Knight currently portrays "Matt Manson" on TNT's "Falling Skies." The 11-year-old actor opens up about his busy schedule and his tight-knit family back home in the islands.

Billy V will be chatting with Willie K about his upcoming 50th State Film, Music and Martial Arts Festival. This year's event will honor actor Pat Morita who played "Mr. Miyagi" in the "Karate Kid" films. Morita's wife will also be visiting the Hawaiian 105 KINE studio.

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Lisa Kubota