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Kaua’i Unemployment Still High

Many Kaua’i residents still are not working due to the pandemic. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate on Kaua’i was 20.2% for the month of June 2020, which is much higher than June of 2019, when the unemployment rate sat at 3.1%. Residents are also struggling with accessing the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program to make up for the loss of income.