The Metro Monitor examines economic performance across five broad categories: growth, prosperity, overall inclusion, racial inclusion, and geographic inclusion. Each category is measured using three standardized indicators, such as employment rate, earnings, and poverty. This analysis examines trends across those indicators between 2012 and 2022.

In the following interactives, local decisionmakers can view economic performance data on their individual places in comparison with other metro areas. Read the full analysis »

Metro Monitor Dashboard

Select a metro area from the dropdown to view economic performance data.

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Metro Monitor Maps

Hover over each metro area for relevant data.


Brookings Metro would like to thank the Kresge Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for their generous support of this analysis.