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.

Week of February 28 to March 6

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.
United States

78%

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The economy in the United States is operating at 78% of where it was in early March.

New coronavirus
cases in the last 7 days498,982
12% lower than the prior week, updated daily
Number of states with improved Index since last week2
United States

United States

Back-to-Normal state rankings list
as of February 24, 2021
1South Dakota88.8%
2Florida88.3%
3Georgia85.2%
4Iowa85.2%
5West Virginia85.0%
6Kansas84.6%
7Alabama84.4%
8Arizona84.3%
9Nevada84.3%
10Idaho84.1%
11Utah84.0%
12Nebraska82.8%
13Montana82.1%
14South Carolina81.7%
15Wisconsin81.6%
16Wyoming81.2%
17Hawaii81.0%
18Maine80.6%
19Michigan80.3%
20Washington80.3%
21Mississippi80.3%
22Colorado80.1%
23Ohio80.0%
24Kentucky79.7%
25Alaska79.6%
26Indiana79.4%
27Missouri79.4%
28Virginia79.2%
29Rhode Island79.1%
30Oklahoma79.1%
31North Carolina78.6%
32New Hampshire78.6%
33North Dakota78.6%
34Louisiana78.3%
35Connecticut77.1%
36Arkansas76.6%
37Tennessee76.5%
38California76.5%
39Vermont76.3%
40Texas75.8%
41Minnesota74.5%
42Delaware74.0%
43Pennsylvania73.7%
44Massachusetts73.3%
45Maryland72.1%
46New Mexico72.1%
47Illinois71.9%
48Oregon71.7%
49New Jersey71.4%
50New York68.7%

Learn how we created the Back-to-Normal Index

Source: Moody's AnalyticsJHU CSSE COVID-19 Data Data as of February 26, 2021

The job market is still weak

Meanwhile, the housing market is on fire

And stocks are near all-time highs

Americans are saving more and spending less

The shift to online shopping has accelerated

Movie theaters are still hurting

And travel has slowed to a crawl