Why are small US states beating the big ones? Is smaller really better?

06/26/2021 - 00:41 AM

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Opinion Column

 

By Maaz Ahmed

Based on the analysis of millions of data points across 23 key metrics organized into three key indicators of economic recovery -- Consumer Confidence, Job Market Strength, and COVID-19 Safety -- the 2021 Pandemic Recovery Index represents the first comprehensive, post-pandemic study of the leading indicators of economic recovery.

** TOP 20 RANKINGS - 2021 PANDEMIC RECOVERY INDEX **
(Ranked in descending order, with 1 being the highest possible rank)

1.  VERMONT (#4 in consumer confidence, #18 in job market, and #4 in COVID safety)
2.  MISSISSIPPI (#2 in consumer confidence, #16 in job market, and #15 in COVID safety)
3.  RHODE ISLAND (#1 in consumer confidence, #40 in job market, and #5 in COVID safety)
4.  KANSAS (#10 in consumer confidence, #14 in job market, and #13 in COVID safety)
5.  ARIZONA (#9 in consumer confidence, #33 in job market, and #7 in COVID safety)
6.  SOUTH DAKOTA (#20 in consumer confidence, #1 in job market, and #31 in COVID safety)
7.  NEVADA (#5 in consumer confidence, #45 in job market, and #3 in COVID safety)
8.  ARKANSAS (#6 in consumer confidence, #15 in job market, and #25 in COVID safety)
9.  ALABAMA (#12 in consumer confidence, #4 in job market, and #37 in COVID safety)
10.  OHIO (#13 in consumer confidence, #17 in job market, and #20 in COVID safety)
11.  OKLAHOMA (#7 in consumer confidence, #29 in job market, and #12 in COVID safety)
12.  INDIANA (#15 in consumer confidence, #7 in job market, and #35 in COVID safety)
13.  IDAHO (#17 in consumer confidence, #8 in job market, and #28 in COVID safety)
14.  IOWA (#16 in consumer confidence, #12 in job market, and #19 in COVID safety)
15.  SOUTH CAROLINA (#8 in consumer confidence, #11 in job market, and #38 in COVID safety)
16.  MISSOURI (#22 in consumer confidence, #9 in job market, and #22 in COVID safety)
17.  TENNESSEE (#24 in consumer confidence, #6 in job market, and #29 in COVID safety)
18.  TEXAS (#26 in consumer confidence, #23 in job market, and #11 in COVID safety)
19.  NEW HAMPSHIRE (#19 in consumer confidence, #5 in job market, and #44 in COVID safety)
20.  MASSACHUSETTS (#21 in consumer confidence, #34 in job market, and #10 in COVID safety)

Other surprising state results include:

>> New York and Michigan are Trailing Everywhere Else
The lack of consumer spending is big states is causing slow industry recovery.

35. CALIFORNIA (#34 in consumer confidence, #47 in job market, and #1 in COVID safety)
37. FLORIDA (#30 in consumer confidence, #27 in job market, and #41 in COVID safety)
40. ILLINOIS (#39 in consumer confidence, #28 in job market, and #36 in COVID safety)
41. VIRGINIA (#46 in consumer confidence, #22 in job market, and #18 in COVID safety)
44. WASHINGTON (#44 in consumer confidence, #41 in job market, and #9 in COVID safety)
45. PENNSYLVANIA (#40 in consumer confidence, #35 in job market, and #46 in COVID safety)
47. NEW YORK (#47 in consumer confidence, #46 in job market, and #6 in COVID safety)
48. MICHIGAN (#28 in consumer confidence, #37 in job market, and #40 in COVID safety)

For the complete Pandemic Recovery Index rankings and methodology, please visit:
>>  https://topagency.com/report/pandemic-recovery/

 

 

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