by Calculated Risk on 2/26/2023 11:24:00 AM
I stopped the weekly updates of high frequency indicators at the end of 2022. Here is a look at two indicators that were still below pre-recession levels as of last December.
The TSA is providing daily travel numbers.
This data is as of February 24th.
This data shows the 7-day average of daily total traveler throughput from the TSA for 2019 (Light Blue), 2020 (Black), 2021 (Blue), 2022 (Orange) and 2023 (Red).
The dashed line is the percent of 2019 for the seven-day average.
The 7-day average is at the same level as the same week in 2019 (99.7% of 2019). (Dashed line)
This data shows domestic box office for each week and the median for the years 2016 through 2019 (dashed light blue).
Note that the data is usually noisy week-to-week and depends on when blockbusters are released.
Movie ticket sales are running about 30% below the pre-pandemic levels.