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Large Cities 2014

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL MD

Overall Rank: 109      Population: 7,304,531

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 138  127  123  109  88  125  99.71 
1-yr Job Growth2 84  103  103  122  111  103  99.41 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 149  140  143  145  86  82  100.42 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 115  85  83  130  107  82  99.20 
Short-Term Job Growth5 108  72  123  149  136  162  9903.43% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 121  104  93  83  78  138  98.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 147  58  93  61  45  85  102.18 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 90  90  91  86  95  93  0.78 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  68  33  56  63  54  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)