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Small Cities 2013

Wausau, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 57      Population: 135,870

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 157  157  164  158  132  87  97.73 
1-yr Job Growth2 142  119  168  70  54  79  99.48 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 140  151  157  158  166  48  97.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 159  161  126  75  68  33  100.64 
Short-Term Job Growth5 88  104  120  148  120  84  9995.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 159  179  138  108  70  84  106.11 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 98  131  29  35  108  97.75 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 118  173  157  154  168  172  0.27 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  148  134  129  125  129  1.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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