Virus tourism impact gives Maui state’s top jobless rate

Maui County’s unemployment rose to 35% in April, the highest rate in the state due largely to the massive impact…

Maui County’s unemployment rose to 35% in April, the highest rate in the state due largely to the massive impact of the coronavirus on the tourism industry.

The economic collapse is a stark reminder there is a price to pay for Maui’s dependence on tourism, which Mayor Mike Victorino estimates supplies about one in three jobs, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday.