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Altoona, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 125      Population: 123,000

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 97  101  150  158  158  156  92.70 
1-yr Job Growth2 148  135  157  155  163  129  98.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 69  85  92  139  116  151  91.14 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 73  139  113  123  136  167  97.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 80  97  123  96  171  132  9886.10% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 64  118  138  96  69  27  111.18 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 141  47  143  162  31  41  102.00 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 32  19  26  29  14  14  1.04 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  94  20  48  20  4.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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