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Large Cities 2014

Worcester, MA-CT MSA

Overall Rank: 115      Population: 935,781

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 73  73  69  72  110  127  99.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 55  166  135  117  145  117  98.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 102  74  100  73  80  149  98.82 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 46  61  181  30  132  118  96.98 
Short-Term Job Growth5 101  91  63  44  87  124  9979.42% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 49  55  111  78  81  118  99.77 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 13  152  159  76  17  97  100.94 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 35  34  41  40  36  40  1.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 12  12  12.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)