12/04/2014 02:22 pm ET Updated Dec 04, 2014

How Are Hawaii's Millennials Doing These Days?

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Hawaii’s young adults are doing better financially — if they actually have a job — and living more independently than millennials nationally. But local millennials are lagging when it comes to finding employment or finishing college.

It’s the first time people in Hawaii ages 18 to 34 have earned salaries above the national average, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest statistics from the American Community Survey.

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