BRAC’s June 30 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:

    • Mobility was down throughout the Capital Region this week, with less travel to work and recreational sites;
    • While consumer spending data showed an uptick toward pre-pandemic levels in the largest parishes, small business revenue still lags;
    • The number of combined unemployment claims is again down slightly, but not significantly. The slow recovery is also reflected in the newly-released unemployment rate, at 11.8%, down slightly from the high of 13.0% in April;
    • While hotel occupancy rate stayed flat at 47%, the gap between 2020 and 2019 numbers grew for both occupancy and revenues, as the region was hosting a large soccer tournament last year – another reminder of the effect of limited travel on the local economy.

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