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Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 36      Population: 276,000

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 179  103  63  55  75  56  103.61 
1-yr Job Growth2 65  12  49  50  44  79  100.09 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 173  169  71  121  27  60  102.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 119  77  13  59  72  39  102.14 
Short-Term Job Growth5 40  180  96  63  51  10069.22% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 113  31  16  13  132  35  111.40 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 176  54  70  14  82  99.74 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 69  67  56  54  55  55  1.04 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  83  37  37  40  51  6.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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