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Large Cities 2014

Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA

Overall Rank: 84      Population: 506,751

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 94  67  56  43  54  100  100.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 139  43  92  50  77  63  102.94 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 112  102  111  74  76  42  101.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 147  69  98  73  69  61  101.22 
Short-Term Job Growth5 95  138  39  189  119  9992.21% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 157  155  132  106  173  167  96.50 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 131  156  183  123  188  180  80.63 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 98  80  87  83  91  94  0.77 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  50  67  37  48  54  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)