Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 10      Population: 2,889,630

The 2009 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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 49  53  68  59  37  29  105.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 179  37  28  27  37  46  101.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 31  33  36  29  14  109.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 95  117  15  23  102.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 25  43  20  35  22  18  10179.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 11  19  17  26  21  54  104.30 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 45  16  11  109  90  167  95.80 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.96 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  36  36  33  19  37  7.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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