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

89%

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The economy in the United States is operating at 89% of where it was in early March.

New coronavirus
cases in the last 7 days162,445
23% 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 September 15, 2021
1South Dakota100.9%
2Idaho98.8%
3Montana97.7%
4Rhode Island97.4%
5Nebraska95.4%
6Utah95.1%
7Iowa94.9%
8Connecticut94.9%
9Wyoming94.5%
10West Virginia94.0%
11South Carolina93.9%
12Arizona93.9%
13New Hampshire93.8%
14Oklahoma93.4%
15Florida93.4%
16Tennessee92.4%
17North Dakota92.0%
18Maine91.8%
19Nevada91.7%
20Mississippi91.7%
21Texas91.6%
22Georgia91.5%
23Alaska91.5%
24Missouri91.4%
25Wisconsin91.1%
26Indiana91.0%
27Alabama91.0%
28Ohio90.9%
29Vermont90.7%
30Kentucky90.7%
31Kansas90.6%
32Arkansas90.5%
33Virginia90.1%
34Michigan90.0%
35Washington89.4%
36North Carolina88.4%
37Colorado87.3%
38Minnesota87.1%
39Delaware87.1%
40New Jersey86.4%
41Hawaii85.7%
42Maryland85.5%
43Pennsylvania85.2%
44New Mexico85.2%
45California84.8%
46Oregon84.4%
47Massachusetts83.5%
48Illinois80.6%
49New York78.0%
50Louisiana76.3%

Learn how we created the Back-to-Normal Index

Source: Moody's AnalyticsJHU CSSE COVID-19 Data Data as of September 17, 2021

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