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).

DBEDT/READ has created a dashboard to track COVID-19 cases and economic activities at the county level. The dashboard is updated weekly and is available every Friday.
Weekly dashboard for week ending 9/11/2020
Weekly dashboard for week ending 9/4/2020
Weekly dashboard for week ending 8/28/2020

 

Daily Passengers to Hawaii
As of September 16
Daily Visitor Arrivals to Hawaii
As of September 16
Domestic Passenger Count Comparison – 2019 vs. 2020
As of September 16
International Passenger Count Comparison – 2019 vs. 2020
As of September 16
Summary of Overseas Passenger Count Growth, Y-T-D 
September – last updated September 16

State/county Total Domestic Int’l Japan Other int’l
State -93.5% -91.6% -98.2% -99.9% -94.7%
Honolulu -87.7%
Hawaii -92.8%
Maui -97.4%
Kauai -98.0%

Int’l = international

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims
Week Ending 9/12/2020

 
State/county
This week Year-to-date
2020 2019 Percent change 2020 2019 Percent change
State 7,338 1,152 537% 366,506 45,457 706%
Honolulu 5,373 721 645% 226,046 28,379 697%
Hawaii 727 210 246% 46,523 8,161 470%
Maui 771 129 498% 62,893 5,390 1,067%
Kauai 319 72 343% 26,235 2,640 894%
Agent* 148 20 640% 4,809 887 442%

*Agent claims are filed in Hawaii against another state.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims – 2019 vs. 2020
Week Ending 9/12/2020
Change in Jobs – July 2019 vs. July 2020
Bankruptcy Filings, All Chapters – 2017 to 2020
General Fund Tax Revenue – 2016 to 2020