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Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY MD

Overall Rank: 166      Population: 395,000

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     189  189  170  159  95.68 
1-yr Job Growth2     174  173  181  102  99.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     173  194  185  189  86.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     171  196  195  160  98.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5     195  111  117  184  9858.17% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     112  121  171  129  90.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     121  107  135  181  94.23 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     45  40  42  42  1.16 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     89  84  71  51  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)