Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2009

Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 59      Population: 882,180

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 39  52  31  29  27  49  103.03 
1-yr Job Growth2 139  29  12  85  55  166  98.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 12  18  25  15  12  10  108.50 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 68  17  33  28  39  100.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 103  82  65  28  181  89  10028.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 13  76  91  70  101.56 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 25  78  118  177  167  105.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 163  140  144  157  161  158  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 130  84  68  105  114  115  3.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)

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