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Large Cities 2010

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MD

Overall Rank: 118      Population: 4,840,523

The 2010 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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 22  20  33  105  122  103  100.23 
1-yr Job Growth2 62  119  129  172  112  126  97.88 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 23  21  26  39  137  129  99.30 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 14  117  152  168  178  167  92.96 
Short-Term Job Growth5 72  108  137  97  38  62  10063.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 82  65  113  140  146  120  99.69 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 11  150  180  157  81  155  88.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 18  20  29  28  31  30  1.33 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  24  33  56  84  71  5.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)

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