Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 35      Population: 428,600

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 104  57  66  84  93  96  99.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 99  110  123  136  104  76  100.44 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 146  122  128  83  51  41  102.36 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 98  31  106  82  95  26  101.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5 41  106  120  178  26  19  10177.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 136  58  62  36  19  59  103.38 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 97  111  185  29  18  128  97.37 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 56  54  50  51  49  49  1.11 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 24  23  12  15  12  21  8.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)