Overall opportunity in America has increased by 8.9% since 2011.
Unemployment rates have decreased 45.1% since 2011 and 2% since 2015. Violent crime rates have decreased 15.3% since 2011 and 5.7% since 2015.
The rate of young adults from age 16 to 24 who are neither working nor in school has fallen 9.1% since 2011, but remains above pre-recession levels. This number has decreased slightly since 2015.
The indicators that correlate most strongly with 2016 state Opportunity Scores are poverty rate and rate of youth disconnection.