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Small Cities 2014

Pine Bluff, AR MSA

Overall Rank: 201      Population: 91,962

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 171  137  166  201  201  144  98.57 
1-yr Job Growth2 173  169  178  201  175  201  82.98 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 124  141  121  181  199  192  94.34 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 63  174  155  200  194  199  77.18 
Short-Term Job Growth5 81  174  170  201  183  190  9739.39% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 145  179  173  168  183  179  94.20 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 97  158  172  196  184  194  66.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 169  177  146  183  189  198  0.18 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  168  94  177  175  174  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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