Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 82      Population: 872,350

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 131  132  108  116  115  113  98.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 161  160  95  106  134  138  99.28 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 121  62  101  99  49  55  100.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 174  71  175  13  90  93  99.58 
Short-Term Job Growth5 55  176  188  106  160  100  10012.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 191  178  56  51  143  90.64 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 178  146  111  64  36  64  100.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 45  36  30  18  17  17  1.63 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  63  36  33  37  48  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)