BRAC’s June 16 COVID-19 Brief: BRAC’s Economic Indicator Dashboard

BRAC produces an economic indicator dashboard as part of our business recovery priorities. The 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 begins to steady and rebound. Past dashboards are archived on


Key takeaways from this week’s dashboard include:

  • Small business employment continues to tick upward in the region, but at a relatively slow pace;
  • Unemployment claims have stopped falling and have plateaued at around 57,000 for the region;
  • Like employment, hotel occupancy data is flat, despite early June being a high-travel time in 2019;
  • CATS ridership and mobility data generally show less movement than the week before, potentially due to concerns about the tropical storm.

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