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Jobs, agriculture on agenda of Hawaii research forum

Jobs, agriculture on agenda of Hawaii research forum

Updated 19 October 2012, 12:29 AEDT

Barack Obama's presidental re-election campaign has had a boost, with lower unemployment figures coming in from across the United States.

The trend has been observed in Mr Obama's home state of Hawaii, although not to the same extent.

Employment will be on the agenda at the inaugural UHERO Forum on Hawaii's economy later this month, along with sessions on Hawaii's unique agriculture industry, which is the focus of new research at the University of Hawaii. Compared to other American states, Hawaiian farms are much smaller, and plantation farming is being phased out.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Professor of Economics Carl Bonham, Executive Director, University of Hawaii Economic Research Organisation

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