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Large Cities 2013

Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 73      Population: 538,390

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 178  180  169  128  64  73  101.10 
1-yr Job Growth2 127  198  79  32  45  65  100.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 132  161  159  147  123  111  96.53 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 85  162  178  89  44  81  99.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 136  150  136  85  134  33  10125.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 193  198  197  167  82  26  110.66 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 18  180  35  151  13  104.29 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 188  189  187  192  189  186  0.37 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 183  160  161  163  194  194  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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