U.S. Census Bureau COVID-19 Pulse Surveys

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has created two experimental, short-term surveys to help evaluate the effects of business closures and stay-at-home orders in the United States. 

Household Pulse Survey

The Household Pulse Survey is a 20-minute, online survey meant to assess how individuals, families, and communities are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Household Pulse Survey includes questions about employment status, consumer spending, food security, housing, education distributions, and physical and mental health. Participants are drawn from randomly selected addresses, and respondents may be asked to complete the survey up to three times to track the effect of the pandemic on households over time. The Household Pulse Survey data collection started on April 23, 2020 and will collect data for 90 days.  It is released weekly on Wednesdays.

Census Bureau Interactive Data Visualization

Download Hawaii ranking and summary data (Weeks 1-2)

Small Business Pulse Survey

The Small Business Pulse Survey is a short survey geared towards small business. The survey consists of 16 questions regarding changes in revenues and employees, shifting to other good/services, missed payments, and financial assistance. The survey targets nonfarm, single-location employer businesses with 1-499 employees and receipts of $1,000 or more. The Census Bureau will survey a random sample of small businesses via email and will post weekly updates on Thursdays. The first week of the survey was conducted between April 26 – May 2, 2020.

Data availability is subject to weekly response rates and disclosure avoidance policies. Therefore, the specific-industries and number of questions covered by a data release will vary on a week-to-week basis. When available, data for Hawaii’s industries will be posted here.

Census Bureau Interactive Data Visualization

Hawaii data

IndustryWeeks availableData availability
TotalWeeks 1-3HighDownload
NAISC 42– Wholesale TradeWeeks 2-3HighDownload
NAISC 44– Retail TradeWeek 2MediumDownload
NAISC 54– Professional, Scientific, and Technical ServicesWeeks 1-3MediumDownload
NAISC 56– Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation ServicesWeeks 2-3LowDownload
NAISC 62– Health Care and Social AssistanceWeeks 2-3MediumDownload
NAISC 72– Accommodation and Food ServicesWeek 3HighDownload
NAISC 81– Other Services (except Public Administration)Weeks 1 & 3LowDownload