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Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL MD

Overall Rank: 21      Population: 1,909,632

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 175  171  125  46  39  55  101.18 
1-yr Job Growth2 95  42  58  26  52  39  104.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 180  183  176  141  58  38  101.57 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 140  124  81  60  33  42  102.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 178  59  69  19  14  10171.43% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 148  163  130  85  55  37  104.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 154  187  107  91  58  64  105.93 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 91  87  92  90  93  87  0.84 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  36  49  56  84  54  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)