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Large Cities 2014

Lexington-Fayette, KY MSA

Overall Rank: 112      Population: 513,000

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 67  56  43  54  100  72  101.93 
1-yr Job Growth2 43  92  50  77  63  110  99.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 102  111  74  76  42  71  101.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 69  98  73  69  61  80  100.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 138  39  189  119  148  9919.52% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 155  132  106  173  167  186  77.92 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 156  183  123  188  180  175  94.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 80  87  83  91  94  103  0.71 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  67  37  48  54  73  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)