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Economists raise Hawaii’s growth forecast

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Beachgoers pepper the sand and ocean at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. According to a recent report, visitor arrivals are forecast to rise 4.6 percent this year to 9.3 million and then grow another 2.3 percent next year.

State economists have ratcheted up their expectations for Hawaii’s economy on the heels of a stronger-than-expected tourism market, increased air seats and a record-low unemployment rate. Read more

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