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Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 165      Population: 1,150,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 151  170  167  153  156  160  95.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 93  126  162  161  150  155  99.11 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 158  145  161  141  143  128  96.25 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 136  25  155  145  129  151  98.72 
Short-Term Job Growth5 182  156  102  145  137  128  9960.53% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 159  121  163  112  96  123  90.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 67  111  179  143  108  140  97.07 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 139  142  140  135  141  144  0.53 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  129  144  143  144  136  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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