Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA MD

Overall Rank: 61      Population: 10,137,915

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 158  157  115  68  83  66  100.87 
1-yr Job Growth2 133  82  39  66  93  74  101.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 132  138  131  132  69  73  100.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 90  110  70  122  61  71  99.93 
Short-Term Job Growth5 94  98  76  116  103  144  9943.01% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 85  107  27  68  77  44  103.43 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 82  113  32  139  15  91  101.36 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 20  24  13  13  12  17  1.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  12  15  10  16  13.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)