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 brac.org/recovery.
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.