NACo: As County Economies Go, So Goes the Nation
How does your county compare to counties in the rest of California, or the nation, in terms of the economic recovery?”
That question is answered in an interesting and comprehensive analysis released today by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that examines the performance of all 3,069 county economies. The report is titled “County Tracker 2013: On the Path to Recovery.” NACo’s conclusion: As our county economies go, so goes the nation’s economy.
The study assesses the recovery patterns across the nation’s county economies in 2013 by analyzing annual changes in four indicators – economic output (GDP), employment, the unemployment rate and home prices. The report also contains case studies to illustrate how specific county economies fared during the recession, recovery and in 2013. Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populous, is one of four counties profiled, but you can access detailed data on all 58 California counties.