Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2011

Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 79      Population: 935,540

The 2011 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 97  73  73  69  72  110  98.68 
1-yr Job Growth2 21  55  166  135  117  145  99.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 158  102  74  100  73  80  98.39 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 120  46  61  181  30  132  98.82 
Short-Term Job Growth5 101  91  63  44  87  10031.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 104  49  55  111  78  81  99.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 64  13  152  159  76  17  104.01 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 35  35  34  41  40  36  1.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 12  12  11.0 

2010-2011 Growth Comparison (by score)

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