Economic Impacts

Director of Hawaii department handling unemployment claims goes on leave

The state has struggled to process the unprecedented levels of unemployment claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

An airline merger will result in a new direct inter-island flight

With tourism still shut down, head of Hawaii Tourism Authority announces retirement

  Hawaii’s aviation industry faces uphill climb amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Lawmakers quiz state: Why can restaurants reopen but bars can’t?

Hawaii State Farm Fair canceled, but organizers look to 2021

Economist predicts significant out-migration to mainland amid slow recovery

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Hawaii Island’s wedding industry takes 'devastating’ hit from coronavirus

  Volunteers distribute food boxes as part of Show Aloha Challenge

  On the Big Island, you can now go out for a haircut, a workout and a nice meal

Heads up, shoppers! Aloha Stadium swap meet to reopen June 13

Around the state, the community efforts to feed those in need continue

  HGEA says the state could still furlough workers to make up lost revenue

  Newest projection: State tax revenues will drop by a jaw-dropping $2.25B this fiscal year

The Council on Revenues estimate is based on the view that Hawaii’s tourism economy won’t recover until 2022.

UH report: Under ‘optimistic’ scenario, tourism might not fully bounce back for 5 years

What is certain: It will take years for Hawaii’s economy to recover fully because of the tourism shutdown.

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Prince William reveals he’s been a helpline volunteer

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  Orders dried up so this catering business dug into its savings to help feed kupuna for free

  Green: Uptick in new cases is a reminder to socially distance, but not a big concern

Director of Hawaii department handling unemployment claims goes on leave

COVID-19 risk decreased, state Supreme Court ends inmate early release program

  New federal COVID-19 nursing home data fraught with inaccuracies, overcounts and undercounts

Hawaii’s COVID-19 statewide total grows by 9, including 3 older cases

  Mayor marks ‘reopening of our community’ as restaurants resume dine-in service