In our rating of the economies of the 40 largest metro areas within the US, we checked out 5 measures of financial well being.
Each measure was rescaled to permit us to match them to 1 one other. Technically, we calculated z-scores for every metro area on every measure, which rescales every variable primarily based on its common and customary deviation.
To make the mixed rating, we added collectively the 5 indicator z-scores for every metro area to create an total financial index.
Here are the sources for every of our measures: