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Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MD

Overall Rank: 60      Population: 2,439,674

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 16  13  15  24  33  120  99.78 
1-yr Job Growth2 22  23  38  68  98  68  102.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 28  41  39  25  17  109  99.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 25  64  28  43  18  30  104.22 
Short-Term Job Growth5 49  12  21  88  86  36  10126.18% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 123  91  40  40  52  109.80 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 56  105  24  81  125  76  103.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 48  61  50  54  44  50  1.09 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  91  67  144  143  144  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)