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Large Cities 2013

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ MSA

Overall Rank: 119      Population: 835,652

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 55  48  60  92  116  118  99.84 
1-yr Job Growth2 60  89  158  133  144  125  98.00 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 89  87  89  70  75  139  99.11 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 76  95  91  111  78  104  97.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 120  54  189  146  183  197  9757.35% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 108  95  107  97  53  63  102.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 100  63  16  43  88  128.60 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 97  97  68  73  71  47  1.15 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  68  49  89  84  71  5.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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