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Large Cities 2008

Lafayette, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 196      Population: 492,000

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 12  14  101  171  200  200  84.79 
1-yr Job Growth2 16  53  171  200  199  189  97.81 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 31  31  200  200  79.30 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 28  12  93  87  163  200  86.07 
Short-Term Job Growth5 32  37  198  200  175  186  9847.94% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 142  124  96  103  189  158  85.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 139  78  77  50  176  136  97.20 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 171  169  177  176  169  166  0.44 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  105  144  115  118  112  3.0