BRAC’s November 17 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:  

  • Weekly unemployment claims dropped for the 16th straight week, and have fallen 71% over that timeframe;
  • Consumer spending is slightly down from January in Livingston, Ascension, and East Baton Rouge;
  • Hotel occupancy and revenues dropped marginally both over-the-week and over-the-year as the travel sector’s struggles continue; and
  • Overall mobility was mostly flat, although a majority of Capital Region parishes saw a small dip in travel to work.
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