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Small Cities 2014

Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 149      Population: 159,490

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 175  161  153  145  119  112  96.22 
1-yr Job Growth2 159  49  123  97  91  160  98.14 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 167  168  143  117  33  27  96.22 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 156  57  17  82  125  98.31 
Short-Term Job Growth5 52  50  141  153  143  194  9638.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 126  129  149  139  139  194  89.59 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 50  178  74  48  72  144  95.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 142  156  149  145  163  146  0.35 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 73  109  134  129  125  82  2.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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