AFSCME members in Hawaii are already benefitting from the American Rescue Plan
April 05, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic hit the economy of Hawaii like a tsunami.
While in 2019, some 30,000 people – mostly tourists – arrived in the state every day, that number dropped to below 500 during the initial lockdowns in the spring of 2020. Soon, the unemployment rate surged to nearly 24%. Even today, at 9.2%, Hawaii’s unemployment rate is the highest in the nation.
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