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

96%

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The economy in the United States is operating at 96% of where it was in early March.

New coronavirus
cases in the last 7 days819,571
15% lower than the prior week, updated daily
Number of states with improved Index since last week49
United States

United States

Back-to-Normal state rankings list
as of November 24, 2021
1Nevada105.6%
2South Dakota105.4%
3Idaho103.6%
4Montana102.8%
5Rhode Island102.3%
6Arizona101.4%
7West Virginia101.1%
8South Carolina101.0%
9Nebraska100.7%
10Utah100.6%
11Connecticut100.2%
12Iowa100.0%
13Tennessee99.9%
14Mississippi99.9%
15Florida99.4%
16Oklahoma99.2%
17Colorado99.1%
18Texas99.0%
19North Dakota98.9%
20Indiana98.9%
21Kentucky98.5%
22Alaska98.5%
23Wyoming98.4%
24Ohio98.4%
25Kansas98.3%
26Arkansas98.3%
27Georgia98.2%
28Alabama98.2%
29North Carolina97.9%
30Missouri97.7%
31Wisconsin97.1%
32Maine96.6%
33New Hampshire96.5%
34Michigan95.5%
35New Jersey95.4%
36Minnesota95.4%
37Washington95.0%
38Oregon94.4%
39California94.2%
40New Mexico93.9%
41Delaware93.6%
42Maryland93.5%
43Louisiana93.3%
44Pennsylvania93.1%
45Massachusetts92.9%
46Virginia92.8%
47Vermont92.6%
48Hawaii91.9%
49Illinois90.5%
50New York89.1%

Learn how we created the Back-to-Normal Index

Source: Moody's AnalyticsJHU CSSE COVID-19 Data Data as of November 29, 2021

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