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Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI MD

Overall Rank: 135      Population: 872,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 108  116  115  113  150  119  98.24 
1-yr Job Growth2 95  106  134  138  121  65  100.28 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 101  99  49  55  21  88  100.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 175  13  90  93  43  190  95.94 
Short-Term Job Growth5 188  106  160  100  111  190  9828.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 56  51  143  170  161  85.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 111  64  36  64  148  153  96.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 30  18  17  17  21  21  1.56 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  33  37  48  71  73  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)