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Large Cities 2013

Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 113      Population: 269,540

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 28  42  113  102  100  77  100.57 
1-yr Job Growth2 184  130  180  26  32  60  100.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 19  36  63  120  104  148  94.95 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 26  178  188  174  14  85  99.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 190  40  132  92  34  36  10118.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 44  92  136  160  129  161  85.99 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 144  75  57  160  75  192  92.41 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 163  154  150  161  164  177  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  106  161  197  194  194  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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