Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2013

Reading, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 140      Population: 414,812

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 82  96  131  119  133  163  99.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 43  133  177  100  126  156  96.05 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 75  106  108  129  115  128  99.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 101  100  124  165  60  130  96.36 
Short-Term Job Growth5 133  116  185  110  156  39  10113.98% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 130  76  145  142  137  151  97.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 143  175  157  109  95  150  88.94 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 138  127  121  124  128  120  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  133  129  114  115  97  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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