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 dropped for the 15th straight week, and are only one third of what they were at their height;
- Retail fuel sales continue to come in higher on a weekly basis than they were in 2019;
- Consumer spending remains at or above pre-pandemic levels in the three largest parishes in the region; and
- Although hotel revenues were slightly lower over-the-year for the last week, occupancy was above 2019 numbers.