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Small Cities 2009

Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 134      Population: 212,300

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 10  22  64  32  33  107  96.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 114  88  20  12  61  201  93.35 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 11  26  13  11  96.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 99  71  155  11  45  100.44 
Short-Term Job Growth5 39  33  94  198  200  9484.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 22  76  36  50  40  200  104.35 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 43  142  12  41  104  161  94.53 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 176  177  165  157  179  178  0.26 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 151  148  134  94  80  82  2.0 

2008-2009 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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