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Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 3      Population: 2,116,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 13  111.95 
1-yr Job Growth2 12  13  101.61 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 11  114.69 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 12  10  25  12  103.46 
Short-Term Job Growth5 18  27  26  87  24  10142.09% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 39  21  10  12  99  14  116.29 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 18  17  19  14  48  40  101.76 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 13  10  11  11  1.90 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 12  15  12  11  32  29  8.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)