Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 139      Population: 1,252,630

The 2014 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 143  160  163  187  194  183  94.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 164  191  147  165  187  80  100.40 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 135  148  162  166  175  189  90.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 103  155  195  150  114  188  97.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5 180  76  119  167  150  69  10057.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 63  137  124  170  139  117  95.55 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 29  194  160  198  45  90  99.02 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 74  86  77  86  84  86  0.83 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 32  23  36  25  56  63  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)