This area is under construction and will continually be updated as new information becomes available. Please check back frequently for updates and new data. There may be quite a lag with updates as the area recovers from Hurrican Laura.The dates of the latest updates will be shown next each data source. Please contact the Drew CBEA or SWLA Alliance for any further information.
Google Mobility Data for Calcasieu Parish – Updated 11.18.2020
This data comes from Google Mobility Reports, which are frequently put out to measure mobility among many geographic areas. The data track visits to categories shown below. These changes are all relative to a baseline, which is the median value, for the corresponding day of the week, during the 5-week period Jan 3–Feb 6, 2020.
While this gives insights into mobility since the pandemic, the graphs show the large drops in mobility (and subsequent recovery) since Hurricane Laura.
Lake Charles Airport Security Checkpoint Data – Updated 8.10.2020
This data measures the number of people that go through the security checkpoint each day at LCH. While it may slightly over count (more than passengers go through security checkpoints), this is a good proxy for the amount of travelers flying out of Lake Charles. The daily totals show a drastic drop in the number of passengers flying from Lake Charles.
Airport TSA Checkpoint Data
Hotels and Tourism Drew CBEA Analysis – Updated 11.18.2020
The Drew CBEA analysis shows the occupancy rates of local hotels as well has changes in other key accommodation variables.
The Lake Charles area currently reports there are 53 events that are cancelled, postponed, or tentative due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Monthly Hotel Revenues – Jan 2019 to Present
Monthly Occupancy Rates and Average Daily Rates – Jan 2019 to Present
These tables and graphs illustrate the state level unemployment insurance claims. Initial claims are filed by people who have recently been laid off so higher initial claims indicate more firings in the economy. Continued claims are for people continuing to receive benefits after filing an initial claim so higher continued claims indicate less hiring. The spikes the state has recently seen are very large.
Parish level initial claims are also now available for the past three releases showing the large increases in jobless benefits. Parish level continued claims are also shown.