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Small Cities 2014

Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 201      Population: 94,490

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 174  171  137  166  201  201  83.28 
1-yr Job Growth2 126  173  169  178  201  175  97.67 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 142  124  141  121  181  199  83.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 23  63  174  155  200  194  94.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 177  81  174  170  201  183  9714.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 98  145  179  173  168  183  74.64 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 52  97  158  172  196  184  91.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 164  169  177  146  183  189  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  168  94  177  175  0.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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