Hawaii 2020 unemployment claims surpass 380,000

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A total of 384,102 weekly initial unemployment claims have been filed in 2020, according to the Hawaii Department of Industrial Relations (DLIR).

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This is up from 48,732 initial claims filed by the same time in 2019. Here is a breakdown of Hawaii’s weekly initial unemployment claims:

COURTESY: DLIR

While the unemployment rate has decreased significantly since the first shutdown in March — from 22.3% in April to 12.5% in August — there were still more than 5,000 new unemployment filings this week.

Below is a graph showing a comparison of initial unemployment claims made in Hawaii in the last four years.

DATA COURTESY: DLIR
CALCULATIONS COURTESY: DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM

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