Metro Monitor - September 2013
September 25, 2013,
How severe was the Great Recession in your area? How strongly have you rebounded? And how much farther does your region have to go until it has fully recovered? Metro Monitor tracks the performance of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas on these questions, presenting data for four key indicators—jobs, unemployment, gross product, and home prices—over three time periods: the recession, the recovery, and the full course of the recession from the pre-recession period to most recent quarter. For each time period, we present rankings for each indicator (1 indicates the best performance, 100 the worst) as well as an “overall” ranking that reflects metro performance across the four indicators.