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 11-27

 

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

Daily Passengers to Hawaii
As of December 1
Daily Visitor Arrivals to Hawaii
As of December 1
Domestic Passenger Count Comparison – 2019 vs. 2020
As of December 1
International Passenger Count Comparison – 2019 vs. 2020
As of December 1
Summary of Overseas Passenger Count Growth, Y-T-D 
November – last updated December 1

State/county Total Domestic Int’l Japan Other int’l
State -74.1% -66.3% -97.4% -99.6% -90.9%
Honolulu -67.1%
Hawaii -65.2%
Maui -66.3%
Kauai -62.5%

Int’l = international

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims
Week Ending 11/21/2020

 
State/county
This week Year-to-date
2020 2019 Percent change 2020 2019 Percent change
State 4,258 1,132 276% 416,628 56,551 637%
Honolulu 2,782 687 305% 258,244 35,169 634%
Hawaii 574 201 186% 53,121 10,067 428%
Maui 5883 133 342% 70,271 6,791 935%
Kauai 219 77 184% 29,030 3,377 760%
Agent* 95 34 179% 5,962 1,147 420%

*Agent claims are filed in Hawaii against another state.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims – 2019 vs. 2020
Week Ending 11/14/2020
Change in Jobs – October 2019 vs. October 2020
Bankruptcy Filings, All Chapters – 2017 to 2020
General Fund Tax Revenue – 2016 to 2020