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San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 34      Population: 282,887

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 149  93  45  18  15  78  100.74 
1-yr Job Growth2 148  15  17  39  18  107.96 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 87  90  98  66  66  19  102.64 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 169  91  95  33  73  35  103.41 
Short-Term Job Growth5 35  44  47  88  10029.41% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 47  16  18  13  181  94.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 79  36  26  11  124.38 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 118  103  95  93  90  102  0.73 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  50  67  74  63  71  5.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)