Of the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the U.S., the Bridgeport-Stamford area ranks 57th for the pace of economic recovery since the recession.
Brookings rated the metropolitan regions based on improvement on employment and unemployment figures, output in gross metro product and home prices.
Bridgeport-Stamford ranked 86th for job recovery, 63rd in unemployment levels, 18th in output and 28th for the recovery in home prices.
Hartford and New Haven regions both received a higher recovery ranking than Bridgeport-Stamford. Hartford was 44th and New Haven was 50th over all.
The number one rated metro region was New Orleans and Little Rock was ranked 100.