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Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 148      Population: 555,000

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 105  146  178  185  160  168  94.96 
1-yr Job Growth2 186  180  143  182  180  128  99.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 96  103  117  156  160  152  93.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 159  156  142  110  160  146  98.98 
Short-Term Job Growth5 149  195  70  177  163  84  10013.46% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 161  186  190  190  187  191  75.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 148  175  171  153  190  69  100.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 108  96  115  118  117  114  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  105  89  84  97  88  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)

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