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Merced, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 38      Population: 273,000

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 92  49  42  90  65  55  103.70 
1-yr Job Growth2 98  41  29  108  78  10  101.67 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 116  104  52  98  14  23  107.81 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 200  61  101  60  27  102.38 
Short-Term Job Growth5 105  173  161  41  96  10292.70% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 18  177  150  86.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 196  113  177  32  102.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 190  194  194  197  199  198  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  163  175  143  178  191  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)