DataFile for Sunday — January 29, 2006

KAUA’I AND HAWAI’I BY THE NUMBERS

  • Kaua’i’s December unemployment rate of 2.5 percent, and the all-2005 average of 2.7 percent, are among the lowest in the island’s recorded history, according to figures from the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Last month, there were just 850 people looking for work on the island, with a civilian labor force also the largest in recorded island history, at 32,800, and 32,000 people working. From September 1992, when Hurricane ‘Iniki struck, until the end of 1998, Kaua’i’s unemployment rate was double-digits.

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