The Adversity Index, from msnbc.com and Moody's Economy.com, measures the economic health of 381 metro areas and all 50 states. Each area is judged to be in recession, at risk, recovering or expanding. On this map you can explore changes in the components of the index: employment, industrial production and home values, shown as a percentage change from a year earlier, and housing starts, shown as the annual rate of units begun. Roll over a state to see its numbers. Click on a state to see details for its metro areas. Slide left or right to see data for different months. Click play to see all the months. Use the forward and back buttons to step a month at a time.