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"Pain Index" Resources - New Orleans after Katrina / New Jersey after Sandy: Economic Measures

Economic Measures

Economic measures of the impact of major destructive events like hurricanes can include such things as job growth (or loss), industrial or economic sector specialization, wages and salaries, productivity rates, degrees of entrepreneurship and innovation, job sprawl, and the educational attainment levels of the workforce. The following links will take you to pages detailing each of these major measures, providing a working definition and sources of data you can use to compare specific measures across time and/or between different geographic locations.

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