MSNBC has developed what they call an Adversity Index. It’s an animated map that “measures the economic health of 381 metro areas and all 50 states.”

It’s pretty intriguing, though would probably require some initial explanation before English Language Learners could fully decipher it.

Right below the Adversity Map, you can also find a “Map:Recession-resistant areas” that highlights communities in the U.S. that have escaped the recession’s effects.

I’m adding them to The Best Sites To Learn About The Recession.

Thanks to Map Hawk for the tip.