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Reading, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 139      Population: 418,000

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 96  131  119  133  163  155  95.89 
1-yr Job Growth2 133  177  100  126  156  161  98.94 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 106  108  129  115  128  129  96.23 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 100  124  165  60  130  127  99.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 116  185  110  156  39  108  9982.21% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 76  145  142  137  151  137  88.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 175  157  109  95  150  55  101.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 127  121  124  128  120  117  0.65 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  129  114  115  97  88  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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