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Small Cities 2010

Yakima, WA MSA

Overall Rank: 53      Population: 249,636

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 81  81  79  136  106  37  100.57 
1-yr Job Growth2 99  132  72  102  14  87  97.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 47  53  48  43  83  40  100.40 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 139  117  52  50  66  56  99.27 
Short-Term Job Growth5 94  49  51  15  103  30  10139.05% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 159  26  33  17  103  123  99.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 169  16  168  55  110  80  97.55 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 172  136  132  138  145  154  0.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  125  129  135  1.0 

2009-2010 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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