Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2014

Trenton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 72      Population: 371,400

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 43  27  26  50  107  89  99.66 
1-yr Job Growth2 56  126  89  91  108  45  101.03 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 43  32  42  32  43  57  99.97 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 65  10  83  69  94  180  97.61 
Short-Term Job Growth5 196  104  26  122  94  88  10031.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 30  20  35  129  138  88  98.81 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 72  128  26  84  186  55  100.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 32  34  33  33  35  32  1.32 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 32  23  36  25  56  48  6.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)