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Albuquerque, NM MSA

Overall Rank: 125      Population: 913,000

The 2008 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 170  189  192  188  113  151  96.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 197  161  165  158  165  149  99.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 130  149  186  191  164  169  92.43 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 181  177  181  163  186  90  100.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 97  187  137  144  129  72  10027.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 43  50  148  164  137  176  81.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 137  179  178  142  186  101  98.71 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 12  30  26  24  34  32  1.29 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  33  37  21  54  51  6.0