Click on any county to begin OR select a state from the dropdown menu and then choose your county.
Click on another county to move across the map.
To return to the US map, click again on the selected county OR click "Return to US Map" in the top-right corner.
Use the legend to highlight counties of different population sizes.
The indicators are available for four time periods: 2012-2013, recession, recovery and long-term.
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The analyzed time period covers 1990 to 2013 to capture county economic performance evolution before and since the latest U.S. recession and it is individualized to each county indicator:
Interactive by Nicholas Lyell | Design by Emily Star
Data Source: Moody's Analytics
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Notes: This study determines peak and trough values and years separately for each county and each indicator. Peak values represent the highest annual value of a county indicator between 2002 and 2009. 2002 marks the first year after the end of the previous recession; 2009 marks the end of the latest U.S. recession as determined by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Trough values represent the lowest annual value of a county indicator between the peak and 2013. Multi-year growth rates are annualized, showing how much an indicator would have grown annually if it expanded at a steady rate over a certain period. All data are estimates and 2013 data are forecasts. Hover above for definitions, or click here for full data notes.