Island Business Report: Workplace drug tests show cocaine use up by 25%
Instances of Hawaii workers submitting synthetic urine during drug tests were up 7.4 percent compared to last year, according to second quarter workplace drug testing results released by Diagnostic Laboratory Services, and reported in the Pacific Business Journal.
Cocaine use was up approximately 25 percent this year.
Marijuana positive rates were down 6.2 percent.
Positive amphetamine rates were down 11 percent from the prior quarter.
About 25 percent of Americans say they have no plans to retire.
According to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 23 percent of workers, including nearly two in ten of those over 50, do not expect to stop working.
According to government data, about one in five people 65 and older were working or actively looking for a job in June.
For many, money has a lot to do with the decision to keep working.
The internet is going crazy over a $1,200 plastic igloo that you can nap in outdoors.
Amazon, Walmart and others are selling the item which can be used as a playhouse, gazebo or greenhouse.
People like that it's see through on all sides and not permanent, but it does have a big price tag.
The latest jobs numbers indicate there is still big demand for tech talent.
CompTIA says tech sector employment expanded by 13,500 jobs in June; tech occupations nationwide up 135,000.
The unemployment rate for it occupations stood at one and a half percent, compared to the overall unemployment rate of 3.7 percent.