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Salinas, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 88      Population: 438,000

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 141  159  110  119  74  83  101.26 
1-yr Job Growth2 125  141  28  70  83  69  100.20 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 113  124  91  124  51  75  101.45 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 189  160  20  126  117  62  101.36 
Short-Term Job Growth5 86  62  41  141  58  10  10214.66% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 125  81  72  47  193  148  87.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 182  14  72  22  107  167  95.56 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 175  175  172  175  188  188  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 133  129  144  143  178  191  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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