Within the European literature on the regional and native growth, the idea of resilience has progressively gained momentum, finally overcoming that of competitiveness and posing a essential problem for the way forward for territorial research and the territorialisation of the coverage discourse. Within the present financial turmoil, the success of an city and regional financial system depends an increasing number of on its capability to react to sudden shocks in a optimistic and evolutionary perspective, i.e., in its resilience. Nonetheless, as a latest evaluation of the employment dynamics of Italian metro-regions within the interval earlier than and after 2008 has demonstrated that the prevailing taxonomies could also be distant from actuality and hardly communicable. The paper proposes a taxonomy of regional resilience based mostly on the consideration of the area’s capability of each bettering its employment fee in the course of the pre-crisis interval and overcoming the concurrent efficiency of the nation. Through a shift-share evaluation of the employment in Italian metro-regions, the paper investigates the contribution of the sectoral construction of the native labour market by way of financial resilience. The result’s twofold: a geography of the dynamism of the territorial methods in Italy that diverges from some “traditional” interpretative frameworks; a novel taxonomic strategy to regional resilience.