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Small Cities 2014

Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 93      Population: 83,740

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 137  145  156  127  123  88  97.72 
1-yr Job Growth2 171  116  156  58  64  70  99.65 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 128  144  127  151  178  147  97.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 135  120  63  169  118  68  99.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 175  24  107  162  48  57  10052.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 170  163  162  112  143  57  99.47 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 134  114  102  101  44  109  97.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 91  106  120  137  167  171  0.29 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  57  94  125  129  1.0 

2013-2014 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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