BRAC’s September 29 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 findings from this week’s dashboard include:  

  • Retail fuel sales fell after a hurricane-related spike, but over-the-year weekly sales have been above 2019 number for three weeks in a row, and four out of the last five weeks;
  • Weekly unemployment claims have fallen every week for more than two months, and should continue to fall as the economy continues to reopen;
  • Hotel occupancy remained strong compared to the same week last year, and revenues were more than $1 million higher for the week ending September 12th;
  • Mobility data shows that travel to retail and recreation remains low, but more people are traveling to work.
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