Yelp Economic Average
The Yelp Economic Average (YEA) is a benchmark of local economic activity in the U.S.
The quarterly report helps policymakers and the general public understand how local economies are faring across America.
About Our Approach
What does YEA measure?
Yelp's data science team analyzes consumer interest and demand, as well as business survival, from millions of local businesses and tens of millions of users on our platform.
What makes YEA different from other indicators?
YEA analyzes the part of the national economy where business is done locally – through local business to consumer transactions, near where you live, work and travel. This is an important and often understudied part of the economy.
Because we use our proprietary data to inform the analysis, YEA provides a near real-time measure of local U.S. economies on a more granular level than other publicly available sources.
Key Findings from Yelp’s Latest Economic Average
Temporarily Closed Businesses That Have Reopened
as of September 30
Total Business Openings in Q3 2021
up 1% compared to Q3 2020
For more on the methodology for this report, click here.
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