COVID-19 & Hawaii’s Economy

To monitor Hawaii’s economic conditions during the COVID-19 outbreak, DBEDT put together this dashboard to compile the most recent economic data. Readers can go to each section to see more detailed and historical data.

DBEDT has produced a report on the economically vulnerable populations in Hawaii:
COVID-19 and the Economically Vulnerable Populations in Hawaii Acrobat file

Additionally, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has created two experimental, short-term surveys to help evaluate the effects of business closures and stay-at-home orders in the United States.
Click here to see the results from the Business and Household Pulse Survey for Hawaii.

DBEDT/READ collected daily inter-island passenger data between April 1 and June 13, 2020. Since June 14, 2020, the 14-day quarantine for inter-island travel was lifted and a new passenger form has been implemented by the Department of Health (DOH) and the data collection function has been taken over by DOH. Data between 4/1-5/29/2020 can be downloaded here (Excel Spreadsheet).

 

Daily Passengers to Hawaii
As of August 5
Daily Visitor Arrivals to Hawaii
As of August 5
Domestic Passenger Count Comparison – 2019 vs. 2020
As of August 5
International Passenger Count Comparison – 2019 vs. 2020
As of August 5
Summary of Overseas Passenger Count Growth, Y-T-D 
August – last updated August 5

State/county Total Domestic Int’l Japan Other int’l
State -92.2% -90.5% -97.8% -99.2% -95.1%
Honolulu -84.4%
Hawaii -95.5%
Maui -97.2%
Kauai -98.6%

Int’l = international

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims
Week Ending 7/25/2020

 
State/county
This week Year-to-date
2020 2019 Percent change 2020 2019 Percent change
State 5,919 1,075 451% 323,166 37,598 760%
Honolulu 3,733 709 427% 196,769 23,460 739%
Hawaii 698 176 297% 41,661 6,796 513%
Maui 927 115 706% 57,074 4,470 1,177%
Kauai 404 59 585% 23,832 2,166 1,000%
Agent* 157 16 881% 3,830 706 442%

*Agent claims are filed in Hawaii against another state.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims – 2019 vs. 2020
Week Ending 7/25/2020
Change in Jobs – June 2019 vs. June 2020
Bankruptcy Filings, All Chapters – 2017 to 2020
General Fund Tax Revenue – 2016 to 2020