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Pace of economic growth projected to slow in 2014

Improvement in jobs and construction will be key to lifting the isles, UHERO says

By Alan Yonan Jr.

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2014

~~<p>A long-awaited pickup in government hiring and growth in the construction sector are expected to keep Hawaii's economy on a steady upward path this year, although at a slightly slower pace than previously thought, according to a report from a group of University of Hawaii economists.</p>
<p>The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization revised downward its 2014 and 2015 projections for nearly every major economic indicator compared with its previous forecast, released in October.</p>
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A long-awaited pickup in government hiring and growth in the construction sector are expected to keep Hawaii's economy on a steady upward path this year, although at a slightly slower pace than previously thought, according to a report from a group of University of Hawaii economists.

The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization revised downward its 2014 and 2015 projections for nearly every major economic indicator compared with its previous forecast, released in October. Login for more...



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