While the novel coronavirus has swept the entire country (and the world), it has hit some cities harder than others. As economies begin to reopen and social distancing guidelines are relaxed, cities across the U.S. will undoubtedly recover at different rates.
Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of the company that also owns Moody’s Investors Service, has issued a report that analyzes the top 100 metro areas in the U.S. and names which ones are best and worst poised for coronavirus recovery.
To determine the rankings, Moody’s Analytics compared each metro area’s population density to two measures of workforce quality, Forbes reports.
“The most dynamic recoveries may well bypass traditional powerhouses and take place instead in areas that either were or were poised to lead the way in 2020 before everything changed,” wrote Adam Kamins, senior regional economist at Moody’s Analytics and the author of the report, according to Forbes.
We’ve included the 10 cities worst poised for coronavirus recovery here. Moody’s Analytics did not rank the 10 cities, so they are presented here in alphabetical order. Is your city on the list?