Unemployment Data and Visitor Numbers

Unemployment Data

DBEDT announced January 7 that Maui’s unemployment rate dropped in November to 8.1% (down by almost 1% from Nov 2009). State unemployment is 6.5% (Oahu: 5.4%, Kauai 8.7%, Big Island 9.7%).

Source: Pacific Business News

Visitor Numbers

December 2010 Maui hotel data shows occupancy was up. Maui had 82% occupancy (up 4.5% vs. 2009). The State figure was 80% (Oahu 84%, Kauai 67%, Big Island 72%). Maui’s average room rate is $416 (up 8.5% from 2009); the state average is $287.

Source: Pacific Business News

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