COVID-19 Transportation Impacts
The dashboards below summarize the impacts of COVID-19 on transportation in the Baltimore region. The first dashboard highlights key transportation indicators in the Baltimore region including MTA ridership, traffic volumes, truck volumes, and trips on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The second dashboard summarizes county-level transportation behavior including the percentage of people staying home, miles traveled per person, and trips per person.
Development Permits in the Baltimore Region
Every new construction project and any significant improvement to an existing structure requires a building permit issued by the local government--the county or an incorporated municipality. Six major jurisdictions—Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties—issue permits in the Baltimore region*.
These dashboards include data on both residential and non-residential building permit activity in the Baltimore region since 2007. The residential permits dashboard summarizes the number of units permitted for both multi-family and single family dwellings while the non-residential dashboard summarizes the value of alterations and new construction permits.
*BMC plans to incorporate Queen Anne's County data into BMC's Building Permit Data System by the end of FY 2021.
Telework Eligibility in the Baltimore Region
This dashboard summarizes telework eligibility and the demographic characteristics of workers by (a) occupation group and (b) their place of residence. Telework eligibility appears to be more correlated with some demographic characteristics than others. For example, workers tend to earn more and have higher levels of educational attainment in occupation groups with higher shares of telework eligibility.
The dashboards below summarize various employment data points. These include monthly employment statistics in Maryland by county as well as three dashboards summarizing weekly unemployment insurance claims in both U.S. States and Maryland counties. The final dashboard summarizes the characteristics of UI claimants in U.S. States by age, sex, race, ethnicity, and industry of employment.
Most Exposed Sectors
The dashboards below present economic data on the sectors that are most exposed to economic impacts from COVID-19. The most exposed sectors* are those that were/are either shut down or experienced reduced demand such as restaurants and bars, travel and transportation, entertainment, personal services, other sensitive retail, and sensitive manufacturing.
These dashboards compare the most exposed sectors to all other sectors in the economy for data points such as jobs, gross regional product, payrolled business locations, and median hourly wages.