Tracking America's recovery

From your job to your home to your groceries, Covid-19 has disrupted nearly every aspect of life. This dashboard shows how the economy continues to change as we grapple with life during the pandemic.

Check back regularly to see how America is recovering and adapting to a new normal.

The Back-to-Normal Index

The pandemic economy is far from normal. So Moody’s Analytics and CNN Business have partnered to create a proprietary Back-to-Normal Index, comprised of 37 national and seven state-level indicators. The index ranges from zero, representing no economic activity, to 100%, representing the economy returning to its pre-pandemic level in March 2020.
United States

94%

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The economy in the United States is operating at 94% of where it was in early March.

New coronavirus
cases in the last 7 days246,202
8% lower than the prior week, updated daily
Number of states with improved Index since last week29
United States

United States

Back-to-Normal state rankings list
as of May 25, 2022
1South Dakota107.0%
2Oklahoma100.7%
3Nebraska100.6%
4Idaho100.5%
5Montana100.4%
6West Virginia100.3%
7Rhode Island100.3%
8Iowa98.8%
9Indiana98.3%
10Connecticut98.3%
11Mississippi98.0%
12Nevada97.8%
13Arkansas97.4%
14Utah97.2%
15Texas96.9%
16Ohio96.9%
17Arizona96.7%
18Tennessee96.1%
19Michigan96.0%
20Wisconsin95.7%
21Alaska95.7%
22Florida95.5%
23North Carolina95.1%
24Kentucky94.9%
25Georgia94.9%
26South Carolina94.8%
27New Hampshire94.6%
28Maine94.1%
29Alabama93.9%
30Kansas93.7%
31Virginia93.6%
32Missouri92.9%
33New Jersey92.5%
34Louisiana92.1%
35Wyoming92.0%
36Minnesota91.7%
37Delaware91.7%
38Washington91.6%
39Pennsylvania91.5%
40New Mexico91.4%
41North Dakota91.1%
42Vermont90.2%
43Maryland90.2%
44Colorado90.2%
45Massachusetts90.0%
46California89.7%
47Oregon89.0%
48Illinois88.4%
49Hawaii87.8%
50New York86.8%

Learn how we created the Back-to-Normal Index

Source: Moody's AnalyticsJHU CSSE COVID-19 Data Data as of May 27, 2022

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