BRAC’s December 1 COVID-19 Brief: BRAC’s Economic Indicator Dashboard

BRAC’s Economic Indicator Dashboard examines and assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the regional economy, taking into account a number of data points to illustrate the economy’s current state, and to keep businesses informed as it rebounds. Past dashboards are archived on


Key findings from this week’s dashboard include:  

  • Unemployment claims were slightly down over the week, but Louisiana Workforce Commission continues to investigate whether the elevated claim numbers over the last two weeks are due to fraud;
  • Retail fuel sales remain stable above 2019 numbers, though they also dropped over the week;
  • Consumer spending remains above pre-pandemic levels in the Capital Region’s three largest parishes, as well as East Feliciana;
  • Mobility for the week of Thanksgiving was down considerably compared to pre-pandemic numbers due to office closures and advisories against traveling for the holiday.
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