State Issues $1,577,182,720 in Benefits Since March 1

The State has issued a total of $1,577,182,720 since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. DLIR Deputy Director Anne Perreira-Eustaquio said “Ninety percent (90%) of the valid unemployment insurance claims that have come in since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have been processed and paid out by the DLIR. We also have 12,876 clean claims ready for payment of benefits by filing weekly claim certifications at https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/.”  

A total of 234,398 claims have been filed statewide.

DLIR also announced Thursday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 22.6 percent compared to the revised rate of 23.8 percent in April. Statewide, 490,700 were employed and 143,150 unemployed in May for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 633,850. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 13.3 percent in May, down from 14.7 percent in April. To view the full report:  http://labor.hawaii.gov/blog/category/news/

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