The NC hospitality industry has been uniquely devastated during the pandemic. This section includes data and information relative to the impact of the pandemic on taxable sales, hotel occupancy, and monthly employment data.
Based on Current Employment Statistics (CES) from NC Department of Commerce, here are the latest comparisons based on Food Services & Drinking Places and Accommodations sector data.
|Industry||August 2021||August 2019||Compared to August 2019|
|Food Services & Drinking Places||364,200||400,700||(36,500)|
|All Other Industries||4,390,767||4,414,085||(23,318)|
Based on NC Department of Revenue Monthly Sales and Use Tax Statistics, here are the latest comparisons based on data for Restaurants, Taverns, and Hotels.
|Industry||August 2021 ($)||August 2019 ($)||Year over Year Comparison to August 2019 ($)||Year over Year Comparison to August 2019 (%)||Cumulative Change Since March 2020 ($)|
|All Other Industries||14,619,341,489||11,283,063,599||3,336,277,890||30%||31,529,060,980|
Based on Smith Travel Report data, here are the latest comparisons:
|Data Type||August 2021||August 2019||Compared to August 2019|
|Occupancy Rate (%)||62.1%||69%||-6.9%|