The Adversity Index

The Adversity Index, developed by Moody’s and MSNBC, maps the impact of the recession on 381 U.S. metropolitan areas as well as each of the 50 states. “The index shows that the recession reached 367 of the nation’s 381 metro areas, and 47 out of 50 states, by the end of February.” Maps include the now-ubiquitous time slider map charting the onset of the recession and a pushpin-style map showing which cities have largely avoided the recession. Via Map Hawk.