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Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA MD

Overall Rank: 56      Population: 3,190,000

The 2015 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     54  47  86  54  103.93 
1-yr Job Growth2     60  42  49  50  100.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     143  56  13  49  103.53 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     113  51  33  117  99.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5     18  49  179  151  9917.51% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     64  39  119  60  105.33 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     93  36  47  29  102.52 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     24  23  23  23  1.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     15.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)