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The State of Hawaii is located off the west coast of the U.s.. Covering 10,930.98 square miles of area, Hawaii sits on an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. The population of 1.3 million people is concentrated on the main islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau.
Women make up about 50.1% of the total population while people over the age of 65 make up more than 13.7%. Of those over 25, 84.6% are high school graduates and 26.2% have earned a bachelor’s degree.
Throughout its history, the economy of Hawaii has been dominated by industries like whaling, sandalwood, military, and tourism. Agricultural products like pineapples, sugarcane, and seeds continue to contribute to the economy. At the same time, production of coffee, papayas, Macadamia nuts, and greenhouse vegetables play an equally important role in the economy. Commercial fishing, especially of tuna, and industrial exports of apparel and food processing are also significant. Tourism continues to be the leading source of income for Hawaii. Pearl Harbor, one of the largest natural harbors in the Pacific Ocean, is now a national historic landmark and continues to draw large numbers of tourists.
According to data from January 2009, the civilian labor force of Hawaii is around 648.7 thousand people, of whom 6.1% are unemployed. The industries employing the highest number of people include Government (20%), Leisure & Hospitality (17%), Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (18%), Professional & Business Services (12%), and Education & Health Services (12%).
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