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Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN MSA

Overall Rank: 91      Population: 1,294,000

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 84  63  58  58  62  75  101.79 
1-yr Job Growth2 47  66  73  66  61  120  99.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 109  85  57  59  32  41  104.19 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 110  36  106  52  49  60  101.42 
Short-Term Job Growth5 49  105  96  55  73  180  9870.63% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 14  37  52  42  65  61  105.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 33  99  106  147  67  36  101.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 147  164  154  159  160  152  0.49 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  129  114  115  118  112  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)