The Pathfinder Economic Resiliency IndexTM (PERITM)

Pathfinder Target Markets Benefit from More Jobs in Resilient Industries and Fewer Jobs in Vulnerable Industries

PERI™ measures the resiliency of 25 metro areas, including Pathfinder’s six western U.S. target markets. One-third of the weighting is determined by a 20-year average of employment growth; two-thirds is determined by concentration of employment in three industry sectors seen as resilient and non-resilient. The three resilient sectors are high technology, finance and government/defense; the three non-resilient sectors are tourism, capital goods manufacturing and energy/natural resources. This component of the index adds a metro area’s proportionate employment from the positive sectors and subtracts the proportionate employment from the negative sectors. PERI™ measures the economic resiliency of a metro area compared with the 25-Metro area average (i.e. Austin is 1.78x more resilient than the 25-Metro average).

*Higher resiliency index indicates greater economic stability during recessionary periods. Employment growth is based on a 20-year average through December 31, 2019.

PERI Map
Raleigh 1.80
Austin 1.78
Sacramento 1.59
San Diego 1.57
Seattle 1.47
Dallas 1.46
Denver 1.45
San Francisco-Bay Area 1.41
Phoenix 1.28
Washington D.C. 1.23
Boston 1.20
Portland 1.03
Indianapolis 1.02
Miami 0.91
Los Angeles 0.85
New York City 0.84
Atlanta 0.79
Nashville 0.79
Houston 0.75
Pittsburgh 0.65
Chicago 0.59
New Orleans 0.35
Orlando 0.30
Detroit 0.25
Las Vegas -0.35
25-Metro Average 1.00

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