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Small Cities 2013

Lake Charles, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 33      Population: 211,000

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 82  106  44  12  116.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 39  60  104.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 61  60  127  13  122.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 35  37  60  107.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 35  16  36  53  10055.88% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 134  125  103  36  194  168  79.13 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 102  124  54  193  155  167  95.24 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 157  159  171  181  190  185  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 134  129  125  175  174  173  0.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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