Sunday, 20 September 2009

Strongest Metro. Weakest Metro - Metromonitor Q2 2009

Brooking Institute has issued MetroMonitor Q2 2009. They classified Top 100 US metropolitan area by Strongest 20, Second Strongest 20, Middle 20, Second Weakest 20 and Weakest 20 by the following criteria:

- Percent change in employment, from peak employment to 2009Q2
- Percentage point change in unemployment rate, June 2008 to June 2009
- Percent change in gross metropolitan product, from peak GMP to 2009Q2
- Real percent change in housing prices, 2008Q2 to 2009Q2

Austin-Round Rock, TX
Baton Rouge, LA
Columbia, SC
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
El Paso, TX
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA
Honolulu, HI
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX me
Jackson, MS 20
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Strongest
Oklahoma City, OK
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
Pittsburgh, PA
Rochester, NY
San Antonio, TX
Tulsa, OK
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
Albuquerque, NM
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
Baltimore-Towson, MD
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT s
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY etro
Colorado Springs, CO m
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Second-strongest 20
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
Kansas City, MO-KS
Madison, WI
Memphis, TN-MS-AR
New Haven-Milford, CT
Ogden-Clearfield, UT
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY
Raleigh-Cary, NC
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA
Syracuse, NY

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
Birmingham-Hoover, AL
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC
Chattanooga, TN-GA
Columbus, OH
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC
Knoxville, TN
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI os
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN etr
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Middle 20 m
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME
Provo-Orem, UT
Richmond, VA
Salt Lake City, UT
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
Springfield, MA
St. Louis, MO-IL
Wichita, KS
Worcester, MA

Akron, OH
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
Bakersfield, CA
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Fresno, CA
Greensboro-High Point, NC
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Tucson, AZ

Boise City-Nampa, ID
Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, FL
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
Dayton, OH
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
Jacksonville, FL
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Modesto, CA
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Stockton, CA
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Toledo, OH
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

Some of the key findings are:

- Differences in economic performance among metropolitan areas remained stark.

- The South is overrepresented among both the 20 metro areas that suffered the most in the recession and the 20 that suffered least.

- Only a handful of metropolitan areas showed early signs of full recovery from the recession.

- Several metro areas showed signs of beginning to recover from the recession, and the rate of economic decline slowed in many more.

- Centers of auto and auto parts production continued to post sharp overall employment and output declines.

- Metro areas that specialize in banking had less severe job losses than the nation as a whole since the end of 2007.

- Signs that the housing market is stabilizing were apparent in many metro areas, though rising foreclosures continued to weaken some metropolitan markets.

- Pittsburgh, the site of the G-20 meetings on September 24 and 25, 2009, ranks among the U.S. metropolitan areas least affected by the recession.

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