The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has published a report indicating last month’s occupancy at the valley’s lodging was down by 6.1% from December 2012, but the average daily rate was still up 22.6%. Chamber President Jeff Golightly says the chamber has contracted with premier provider of lodging performance benchmarking tools to western US mountain resorts, DestiMetrics to provide numbers that will identify occupancy strengths and opportunities. These statistics, he says will enable lodging properties and destination marketers to more efficiently manage rates and target promotions. The reports will be published monthly throughout the year and twice each month during the winter ski season. According to the first report by the Chamber’s new survey service, the nation’s economics were mixed with the markets up but employment down. Early December snows helped attract visitors to the valley. Meanwhile, the report says occupancy in Jackson Hole over the past six months was up 4.3% over the same period last year.