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Large Cities 2014

New Orleans-Metairie, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 183      Population: 1,268,883

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 17  37  90  109  182  98.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 67  133  73  114  149  129  97.70 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 53  15  40  86  142  146  98.90 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 51  156  164  137  134  159  93.69 
Short-Term Job Growth5 136  173  84  191  192  166  9896.41% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 38  80  65  31  128  198  88.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 32  20  48  176  187  166  85.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 172  161  153  166  171  164  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  133  129  144  143  144  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)