May 26, 2022

Business Reference: Top Metro Area Economies (U.S.) Mapped

Here’s a new interactive map from Stateline (a Pew funded) using data from the U.S. Census.

From the Map:

“The most recent jobless rates, housing permits averaged over three years to 2015, 2013 gross domestic product and the number of incoming residents in 2014 provide a glimpse of which U.S. metropolitan areas are thriving and which ones lag as the country recovers from the Great Recession. The indicators show the top 10 metro areas for economic vitality are in Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, North Dakota and North Carolina. Hover over each metro area to see how it is faring.”

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See Also: “The Most Unique Occupation, State by State” (Data Visualization) (March 2, 2015)
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