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 March 7 to March 13

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

83%

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The economy in the United States is operating at 83% 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 week51
United States

United States

Back-to-Normal state rankings list
as of March 3, 2021
1South Dakota92.0%
2Florida91.6%
3Mississippi90.7%
4West Virginia90.4%
5Alabama89.2%
6Utah88.9%
7Arkansas88.6%
8Idaho88.5%
9Nevada88.3%
10Georgia88.2%
11Kansas87.9%
12Arizona87.3%
13Louisiana87.2%
14Tennessee86.6%
15Nebraska86.5%
16Montana86.3%
17South Carolina86.2%
18Iowa85.9%
19Oklahoma85.8%
20Texas85.7%
21Kentucky85.6%
22Washington85.3%
23Virginia85.0%
24Indiana84.6%
25Wyoming84.5%
26Missouri84.4%
27Maine84.1%
28Wisconsin84.0%
29Ohio83.4%
30Colorado83.0%
31Alaska82.7%
32Rhode Island82.5%
33Michigan82.0%
34North Dakota81.9%
35Hawaii81.7%
36California81.3%
37New Hampshire81.3%
38Connecticut80.8%
39Oregon80.7%
40Delaware79.3%
41New Jersey78.8%
42Vermont78.5%
43Pennsylvania78.3%
44Minnesota77.5%
45Maryland77.3%
46North Carolina76.8%
47Massachusetts76.7%
48Illinois75.8%
49New Mexico75.5%
50New York72.8%

Learn how we created the Back-to-Normal Index

Source: Moody's AnalyticsJHU CSSE COVID-19 Data Data as of March 05, 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

Movie theaters are still hurting

And travel has slowed to a crawl