New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-05-24 12:15:35 –
Mandeville-St. Tammany Corporation has released the May edition of “Snapshots: The Impact of COVID-19 on St. Tammany”. Four points from this month’s report:
- St. Tamany recorded 25,800 possible confirmed COVID-19 cases, surpassing 500 COVID-related deaths in 14 months. However, there were less than 100 new daily cases for 3 months and no new COVID-19 deaths in St. Tamany for 11 consecutive days in April. St. Tamany also has one of the highest immunization rates in the state.
- So far in 2021, the average number of weekly initial claims for unemployment insurance in St. Tamany is about a quarter of the 2020 average. St. Tamany’s unemployment rate has been below 6.0% for the fifth straight month.
- While many households across the country now feel more comfortable returning to travel, work, school and doctor appointments, many households have financial, employment, housing and food insecurity due to the ongoing economic crisis. Suffering from
- New Orleans Metro’s gasoline price is one of the lowest 5% of any metropolitan area in the country, when the national average fuel price exceeds $ 3.00 per gallon for the first time since 2014.
Chris Machine Gil, CEO of St. Tamany Corporation, said: “As an economic developer, it is our job to pay close attention to multiple factors that affect the economy and well-being of the community.” Over the past year, local decisions have been made in addressing overlapping challenges. We are proud to take that responsibility one step further by packaging the data in a format that is useful to people and other interested members of the community. Together with the pandemic and the recession. “
The AnalyST Research Initiative, led by Elizabethley, tracks, interprets, visualizes, and reports on the set of economic and demographic indicators that make up St. Tamany.
Additional resources and previous publications, including today’s release of snapshots in interactive dashboard format, can be found at www.sttammanystats.com.
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