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Small Cities 2014

Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 139      Population: 180,140

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 119  108  124  124  160  161  92.82 
1-yr Job Growth2 91  113  152  122  97  124  98.77 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 70  60  120  134  157  169  92.82 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 92  97  162  163  138  137  98.05 
Short-Term Job Growth5 164  21  138  81  107  61  10041.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 165  82  84  103  129  61  89.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 155  96  87  154  120  126  96.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 73  69  50  56  82  76  0.55 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  18  13  23  48  47  3.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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