Initial unemployment filings in Hawaii fell last week by 16 percent year over year, according to the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.
There were 1,889 initial jobless claims filed statewide during the week ending March 10, compared to 2,259 claims filed during the same week a year ago, the state said.
The Big Island saw the largest percentage decrease, with 269 claims filed last week, a 45 percent drop from 489 claims filed last year.
Maui County saw a 31.5 percent drop in jobless claims last week, with 228 filings, compared to 333 claims filed last year.
Oahu had 1,195 initial jobless claims last week, a 2 percent decline from 1,220 claims a year ago.
Kauai was the only island to see an increase in unemployment claims, with 141 claims filed, a 9.3 percent increase from 129 claims filed during the same week last year.