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Large Cities 2013

Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 56      Population: 974,860

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 139  161  178  124  83  53  102.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 192  157  162  25  19  101.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 75  100  124  155  121  109  96.61 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 104  173  163  153  15  90  99.60 
Short-Term Job Growth5 162  32  60  31  16  27  10144.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 37  91  109  163  141  76  100.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 41  81  22  113  46  43  101.22 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 170  168  157  178  176  178  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 103  106  109  129  144  143  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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