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
Total Business Openings in Q2 2021
up 8% compared to Q2 2019
States With Highest % Increase in Business Openings
Q2 2021 vs. Q2 2019
For the Q2 2021 Yelp Economic Average, we’re using a new methodology that tracks several indicators on a daily basis. For more on the methodology for this report, click here.
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