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 brief report on how the pandemic has affected the labor market in Hawaii:
Hawaii’s Labor Market Impact During COVID-19 Acrobat file

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 9-10

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

Daily Passengers to Hawaii
As of September 15
Daily Visitor Arrivals to Hawaii
As of September 15
Domestic Passenger Count Comparison – 2019-2021
As of September 15
International Passenger Count Comparison – 2019-2021
As of September 15
Summary of Overseas Passenger Count Growth, Y-T-D, 2019 vs. 2021*
September – last updated September 15

Total Domestic Int’l Japan Other int’l
State -27.2% -0.2% -94.6% -98.3% -86.5%
Oahu -2.2%
Hawaii 17.7%
Maui -5.4%
Kauai 9.0%

*By March 26, 2020, total arrivals had fallen to below 1,000 per day; the number of arrivals on April 1, 2021 exceeded the total number of arrivals in all of April 2020. Accordingly, 2020 comparisons hold little value, and 2021 arrivals are compared with 2019 arrivals.

Int’l = international

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims
Week Ending 9/4/2021

 
State/
county
This week Year-to-date
2021 2020 2019 Percent change, ’21-’20 Percent change, ’21-’19 2021 2020 2019
State 2,401 7,504 1,090 -68% 120% 108,494 359,168 44,305
Honolulu 1,630 5,394 706 -70% 131% 68,953 220,673 27,658
Hawaii 328 737 170 -56% 93% 13,899 45,796 7,951
Maui 286 860 129 -67% 122% 14,650 62,122 5,261
Kauai 109 376 63 -71% 73% 7,237 25,916 2,568
Agent* 48 137 22 -65% 118% 3,755 4,661 867

*Agent claims are filed in Hawaii against another state.

Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims – 2019-2021
Week Ending 9/4/2021
Change in Jobs – 2020 vs. 2021 and 2019 vs. 2021
Bankruptcy Filings, All Chapters – 2018 to 2021
General Fund Tax Revenue – 2016 to 2020