Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2014

Jonesboro, AR MSA

Overall Rank: 46      Population: 129,858

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 47  16  15  22  31  21  101.36 
1-yr Job Growth2 87  50  49  52  24  33  101.81 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 61  29  20  24  28  49  100.18 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 24  28  68  75  90  47  100.40 
Short-Term Job Growth5 136  54  22  82  10015.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 130  172  98  16  22  74  101.62 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 149  28  107  133  187  88  96.56 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 132  151  29  74  102  146  0.36 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  61  125  129  135  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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