With states adopting different approaches to reopening and closing, some parts of the economy have continued to improve since the pandemic started, while others continue to struggle. Some states have introduced mask mandates and other measures, such as B. the closure of indoor bar service amid increasing cases of corona viruses.
These five charts illustrate trends in key industries that help track progress in reopening in the United States.
The data from Apple's navigation tool Maps show a new leap for walking and driving. Compared to last week, walking and driving have decreased in step from the summer high. Both still have requests that are above pre-pandemic levels. The direction of transit remained almost unchanged as in previous weeks and was below the level before the pandemic. These slumps in walking and driving could reflect the recent spikes in positive coronavirus cases, which may result in fewer locations being needed. On the other hand, these numbers could increase in the coming weeks as more cities and states are considering further reopening and a possible return to work.
New weekly figures from the restaurant booking app OpenTable are more than 60% lower than last year, but are still above the booking values of 0% from mid-March to May. The decrease in bookings compared to previous weeks is likely due to increasing cases that have led to restrictive measures, including the closure or reduction of bar capacity in some areas, including parts of Michigan, where indoor bar service is located has been closed. It appears that these more restrictive measures have been implemented with the increasing number of cases and that the upward trend in bookings has become less certain.
The occupancy has gradually decreased after weeks of noticeable jumps despite the holiday weekend. Occupancy has decreased 30% from a comparable week in 2019, and the average daily rate for hotels has dropped 20%, according to STR data from the global hotel research company. In line with previous weeks, Norfolk / Virginia Beach, Virginia was a top travel market and this week the only major travel market to achieve over 60% occupancy. Boston and Orlando, which are among the lowest occupancy rates, both had an occupancy rate below 30%.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, the number of passengers traveling through airport security checks remains below 70% of the previous year. Near the -70% mark is the highest number of passengers the industry has reached since the pandemic started. The air travel industry has been a focus for health professionals and affected travelers, as reports of low-capacity aircraft have increased concerns that the coronavirus could spread through the air.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, mortgage applications to buy a family home are still more than 15% higher than last year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mortgage applications rose 2.2% from a week earlier, including an adjustment for July 4, according to the MBA. The MBA also reported that the average purchase loan size has increased to $ 365,700, with borrowers having limited home supply and higher prices.