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Small Cities 2014

Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 26      Population: 128,389

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  47  16  15  22  31  101.68 
1-yr Job Growth2 28  87  50  49  52  24  100.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 90  61  29  20  24  28  101.68 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 48  24  28  68  75  90  99.25 
Short-Term Job Growth5 107  136  54  22  10193.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 107  130  172  98  16  22  107.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 166  149  28  107  133  187  90.50 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 130  132  151  29  74  102  0.48 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  93  61  125  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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