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.

 

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.

 

Daily Summary of Interisland Passengers
Through May 17

Date Hawaii residents Out-of-state visitors TOTAL 
4/1-4/5 avg. 478 55 533
4/6-4/10 avg. 743 70 813
4/11-4/15 avg. 609 55 664
4/16-4/20 avg. 646 71 717
4/21-4/25 avg. 725 77 802
4/26-4/30 avg. 842 91 933
5/1-5/5 avg. 1,056 190 1,246
5/6-5/10 avg. 1,184 144 1,328
5/11-5/15 avg. 1,584 141 1,725
5/16/2020 853 158 1,011
5/17/2020 988 165 1,153
Interisland Passengers
For May 17

Departing airport Arriving airport  TOTAL Departing
HNL KOA ITO OGG LIH MKK LNY MUE
HNL 62 85 144 65 22 1 0 379
KOA 172 0 21 0 0 0 0 193
ITO 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 153
OGG 210 16 0 0 27 4 4 261
LIH 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
MKK 46 0 0 19 0 0 0 65
LNY 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 12
TOTAL Arriving 677 78 85 190 65 49 5 4 1,153

HNL = Honolulu; KOA = Kona; ITO = Hilo; OGG = Kahului; LIH = Lihue; MKK = Molokai; LNY = Lanai; JHM = Kapalua; MUE = Waimea

Interisland Passengers – Hawaii residents
For May 17

Departing airport Arriving airport

TOTAL Departing
HNL KOA ITO OGG LIH MKK LNY MUE
HNL 57 78 137 65 22 1 0 360
KOA 126 0 20 0 0 0 0 146
ITO 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 134
OGG 154 10 0 0 27 4 4 199
LIH 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
MKK 42 0 0 18 0 0 0 60
LNY 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 12
TOTAL Arriving 539 67 78 181 65 49 5 4 988

HNL = Honolulu; KOA = Kona; ITO = Hilo; OGG = Kahului; LIH = Lihue; MKK = Molokai; LNY = Lanai; JHM = Kapalua; MUE = Waimea

Interisland Passengers – Out-of-state visitors
For May 17

Departing airport Arriving airport

TOTAL Departing
HNL KOA ITO OGG
HNL 5 7 7 19
KOA 46 0 1 47
ITO 19 0 0 19
OGG 56 6 0 62
LIH 13 0 0 0 13
MKK 4 0 0 1 5
TOTAL Arriving 138 11 7 9 165
Domestic Passenger Count Comparison – 2019 vs. 2020
As of May 29
International Passenger Count Comparison – 2019 vs. 2020
As of May 29
Summary of Overseas Passenger Count Growth, Y-T-D 
May – last updated May 29

State/county Total Domestic Int’l Japan Other int’l
State -97.5% -97.1% -99.0% -100.0% -97.3%
Honolulu -95.2%
Hawaii -99.0%
Maui -99.6%
Kauai -99.5%

Int’l = international

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims
Week Ending 5/23/2020

 
State/county
This week Year-to-date
2020 2019 Percent change 2020 2019 Percent change
State 9,160 1,215 654% 256,452 26,396 872%
Honolulu 5,851 732 699% 155,141 16,413 845%
Hawaii 1,148 263 337% 32,921 4,667 605%
Maui 1,349 128 954% 46,757 3,283 1,324%
Kauai 611 74 726% 19,294 1,531 1,160%
Agent* 201 18 1,017% 2,339 502 366%

*Agent claims are filed in Hawaii against another state.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims – 2019 vs. 2020
Week Ending 5/16/2020
Change in Jobs – April 2019 vs. April 2020
Bankruptcy Filings, All Chapters – 2017 to 2020
General Fund Tax Revenue – 2016 to 2020