New York City this month launched an online dashboard to monitor economic data for the city’s essential industries, which will give lawmakers and the people a glimpse at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the city.
Office of the New York State Comptroller describes the dashboard:
The dashboards track various economic and fiscal aspects of the construction, office, securities, restaurant, retail, tourism, and the arts, entertainment and recreation sectors. The dashboards follow a series of reports DiNapoli’s office released over the past two years tracking economic data and the effect of the pandemic on those sectors.
The tools offer details for each sector, including employment and salary data. It also provides information on how each of the sectors compares with the private sector overall as well as the rest of the state and nation.
Additionally, the dashboards track metrics unique to the sectors, such as hotel occupancy for the tourism sector, number of diners for the restaurant subsector, and vacancy rates for the office sector.