Download the full report
By Emilia Istrate and Nick Lyell
An analysis of annual changes of four economic performance indicators— economic output (GDP), employment, unemployment rates and home prices—between 2012 and 2013 across the 3,069 county economies reveals that:
Click above for an interactive map and individual county profiles.
The County Tracker offers a reminder that the U.S. economy happens on the ground, in the 3,069 county economies that provide the basis for county governments. As fiscal tightening continues to limit the scope of state and federal investment, it is becoming imperative for states and the federal government to work with counties to maintain the fundamentals of U.S. economy — county economies.