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Bakersfield, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 162      Population: 893,000

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 31  29  27  49  192  157  95.86 
1-yr Job Growth2 12  85  55  166  115  144  99.30 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 25  15  12  10  194  105  98.06 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 33  28  39  46  183  96.81 
Short-Term Job Growth5 65  28  181  89  75  43  10093.77% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 76  91  70  199  198  69.47 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 118  177  167  173  195  90.63 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 144  157  161  158  176  176  0.39 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  105  114  115  144  136  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)