Interactive Chart/Map of State Coincident Economic Activity Indexes Since Dec. 2007
The interactive chart/map above was created by the folks at Tableau Software, inspired by this CD post yesterday on North Dakota's state Coincident Economic Activity Index (calculated by the Philadelphia Fed, based on nonfarm payroll employment, the unemployment rate, average hours worked in manufacturing, and wages and salaries). In the map above, the Coincident Economic Activity Indexes for all of the states in blue are below their December 2007 levels, led by Nevada which is -22.27% below pre-recession level. The other non-blues states are above their pre-recession levels, led by North Dakota, which is 21.77% above the December 2007 level.
The other states whose coincident indexes are above pre-recession levels are New York (3.51%), Texas (3.29%), Massachusetts (2.56%), Alaska (2.05%), Minnesota (1.93%), South Dakota (1.25%), Louisiana (0.68%), Wyoming (0.56%) and Connecticut (0.28%).