Lack of workers, influx of tourists to state puts strain on businesses

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A visitor looks over the Kilauea caldera at the Uekahuna bluff in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Volcano on Friday, June 11, 2021.

Hawaii’s high unemployment rate may have left it unprepared for the coming flood of tourists as the pandemic lessens, tourism industry representatives said Friday.