Tracking the Recession and the Recovery
Posted by Matthew Brian Hersh on June 18, 2009
The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings announced today the launch of its MetroMonitor, a tool that measures the health of 100 of America’s largest metropolitan economies. The tools aims to look “beneath the hood of national economic statistics to portray the diverse metropolitan trajectories of recession and recovery across the country.”
The MetroMonitor looks at the overall performance of these economies as related to each other, using various indicators such as employment (and unemployment) rates, wages, REOs, housing prices,
You can view it here.
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Matthew Brian Hersh proudly served as senior editor at Shelterforce from March 2008 to October 2012. He studied English at Rutgers University and has spent his professional career in journalism, policy, and politics. He displays many of the trappings of a New Jersey sports fan: dispirited Mets fan, former Nets fan before they left the state, and normally satisfied Giants fan. Hersh lives in Highland Park, NJ with his wife and two children.