Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 170      Population: 2,511,490

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 148  151  153  172  180  175  95.06 
1-yr Job Growth2 171  182  127  118  131  157  98.95 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 160  154  160  151  113  152  94.74 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 109  153  168  119  36  183  97.33 
Short-Term Job Growth5 153  89  82  141  169  119  9981.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 155  183  175  182  177  181  80.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 24  179  164  147  163  159  96.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 42  53  45  38  37  35  1.25 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  47  68  49  37  63  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)