Metro Monitor 2021
Metro Monitor 2021 tracks the inclusive economic growth performance of the 192 largest U.S. metro areas, which together are home to 78% of the nation’s population and contribute 84% of the nation’s GDP.
Editor’s note: Brookings Metro is not publishing a Metro Monitor in 2022 (with data through 2020) due to the acute and partially temporary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on metropolitan economies, and on the quality of American Community Survey data collected that year, which undergird many of the Monitor’s indicators. We will publish a new edition of the Monitor in early 2023, based on trends through 2021. In the meantime, you may be interested in pandemic-era economic data and trends from our Metro Recovery Index, updated through spring 2022.
Track the recovery from the COVID-19 recession with the Metro Recovery Index »
Metro Monitor Dashboard
Select a metro area from the dropdown to view economic performance data.
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Metro Monitor Indicator Trends
Select up to five metro areas, and select an economic indicator choice in the dropdown to compare data.
Metro Monitor Maps
Hover over each metro area for relevant data.