Opportunity Insights (OI) launched a real-time Economic Tracker that provides current data on the economic impacts of COVID-19. The tracker includes indictors from six domains: employment, consumer spending, business revenue and activity, online educational progress/participation, public health, and earnings. The resource provides national, state, and county level data and data specific to the country’s largest metro areas. The Economic Tracker dashboard contains data visualizations that allow users to compare outcomes across different geographies from January 2020 to present.
The tool leverages data from public and private sources, including credit card processors, payroll firms, job posting aggregators, and financial services firms, to provide robust analysis on the state of the economy. The tracker updates automatically, with a typical lag time of three days or less. This tool will assist policy makers and housing advocates better understand the economic impact of COVID-19.
The OI Economic Tracker can be accessed at: https://tracktherecovery.org/