Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA MD

Overall Rank: 17      Population: 2,937,589

The 2013 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 53  68  59  37  29  36  101.59 
1-yr Job Growth2 37  28  27  37  46  32  105.81 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 33  36  29  14  77  100.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 117  15  23  111.01 
Short-Term Job Growth5 43  20  35  22  18  52  10089.53% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 19  17  26  21  54  66  102.15 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 16  11  109  90  167  77  103.43 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.91 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  36  33  19  37  20  9.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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