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).

 

Weekly Economic Dashboard

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.
Click here for previous dashboards

Covid Economic Dashboard 1-15

 

Daily Visitor Arrival Updates, Weekly Unemployment, and Monthly Job Changes, Bankruptcy Filings, and Tax Revenue

Daily Passengers to Hawaii
As of January 21
Daily Visitor Arrivals to Hawaii
As of January 21
Domestic Passenger Count Comparison – 2019-2021
As of January 21
International Passenger Count Comparison – 2019-2021
As of January 21
Summary of Overseas Passenger Count Growth, Y-T-D 
January – last updated January 21

State/county Total Domestic Int’l Japan Other int’l
State -74.6% -67.0% -96.5% -98.2% -93.3%
Honolulu -65.2%
Hawaii -63.2%
Maui -63.0%
Kauai -96.7%

Int’l = international

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims
Week Ending 1/16/2021

 
State/
county
This week Year-to-date
2021 2020 2019 Percent change, ’21-’20 Percent change, ’21-’19 2021 2020 2019
State 4,527 1,246 1,227 263% 269% 13,630 4,917 4,948
Honolulu 2,884 777 790 271% 265% 8,714 2,972 2,968
Hawaii 533 189 170 182% 214% 1,740 911 940
Maui 572 166 157 245% 264% 1,680 671 653
Kauai 356 89 83 300% 329% 1,046 285 301
Agent* 182 25 27 628% 574% 450 78 86

*Agent claims are filed in Hawaii against another state.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims – 2019 vs. 2020
Week Ending 1/16/2021
Change in Jobs – November 2019 vs. November 2020
Bankruptcy Filings, All Chapters – 2017 to 2020
General Fund Tax Revenue – 2016 to 2020