State's jobless rate hits 4.5% - Busi...

State's jobless rate hits 4.5% - Business

There are 10 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 21, 2008, titled State's jobless rate hits 4.5% - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Hawaii's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate hit 4.5 percent in September, its highest level in more than six-and-a-half years.

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Cat Manapua

Saint George, UT

#1 Oct 21, 2008
It will go to 7% before it turns around. Simple result of crumbling tourism as money problems hit the entire world.

Good time to jack up taxes to spend billions on a train.

I mean,doesn't your family start spending more during hard times? If you lose your job do you run out and buy the most expensive toy ever?

Why should government spending be different?

Honolulu, HI

#2 Oct 21, 2008
Wow! Our economy is really in the TANK! We need the governor to do something quick! Oops too late. She's off to visit the Wizard of Odd -- AGAIN. Me thinks our governor wants to wash her hands off of the mess she created.
Okole Maluna


#3 Oct 21, 2008
Get that birdbrain Bush out of office!!!!!!!! Lame duck, loser.

Elmhurst, NY

#4 Oct 21, 2008
Linda Dingle is a JOKE. Pack your bags and go back to the mainland!
Great Kid


#5 Oct 21, 2008
Where's Georgie W. Bushie and his job creation???????? Waha nui!!!!!!!!
Harm Ha


#6 Oct 21, 2008
Vote Democratic in November!!!!!!!!
Cat Manapua

Saint George, UT

#7 Oct 21, 2008
4.5% is not so bad.

Until you realize in August it was 2.8%.

Love Waianae

Kapolei, HI

#8 Oct 21, 2008
In Hawaii, everyone that wants a job has a job. The ones not working aren't going to be working a month from now, a year from now, or five years from now. I know kids that arrive here and within two weeks have three good jobs. Who do the lazy people think they are kidding?
The fact is the local no-loads have made themselves unhireable and undesireable. Warrants, criminal history, lost their license, can't pass a drug test, etc. Their best hope is to find a woman dumb enough to share her EBT and section 8 meant for her illegitimate kids, and they don't mind it a bit.

Honolulu, HI

#9 Oct 21, 2008
Harm Ha wrote:
Vote Democratic in November!!!!!!!!
Why in all of God's name would I vote for the very idiots who got us into this mess?
They control the State Legislature and US Congress.
Things started sliding when they took over!

United States

#11 Oct 18, 2009
Please Obama put more tax credits into effect immediately.

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