Happenings for Sunday, October 27, 2002

• Kaua’i unemployment rate is down again • Grand-Slam feverspreads in Po’ipu • MV Dawn Princess calls on Nawiliwili

Kaua’i unemployment rate is down again

The Kaua’i unemployment rate dipped again to a record low last month, at 5 percent, down from 5.1 percent in August of this year and 6.5 percent in September 2001. There were 1,450 unemployed Kauaians last month, with a civilian labor force of 28,900, and 27,500 people employed.

The state’s unemployment rate edged up slightly last month, to 4.3 percent compared to 4.2 percent in August 2002 and 4.6 percent in September 2001, according to figures from the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Honolulu had the lowest unemployment rate among the counties, at 3.9 percent, and the Big Island had the highest last month, 5.8 percent. For the 10th straight month, the Hawai’i unemployment rate was under the national average of 5.4 percent.

Grand-Slam feverspreads in Po’ipu

Kawailoa Development, doing business as the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa, and the Poipu Bay Golf Course, co-host the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event this Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Poipu Bay Grill & Bar.

Highlights of the 2001 Grand Slam of Golf will be shown on the grill’s TV screens, and pupus and refreshments will be served. The cost is $7 for Chamber members, $15 for all others, and the deadline to register is tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 28. To register and for more information, please call 245-7363, fax 245-8815, or register online at www.kauaichamber.org.

MV Dawn Princess calls on Nawiliwili

The 857-foot-long cruise ship MV Dawn Princess calls on Nawiliwili Harbor tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 28, scheduled to arrive at 7 a.m. and leave at 6 p.m. the same day. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the 915-foot-long Radiance of the Seas calls at Nawiliwili, scheduled to arrive at 7 a.m. and leave at 6 p.m. the same day.

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