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Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY MD

Overall Rank: 151      Population: 2,854,083

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 49  54  53  103  124  121  99.78 
1-yr Job Growth2 99  94  113  152  142  130  97.63 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 58  61  80  94  140  122  99.61 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 56  149  146  140  148  152  94.69 
Short-Term Job Growth5 119  66  75  123  155  170  9885.15% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 95  111  89  158  163  176  95.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 69  159  136  190  130  164  86.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 62  63  56  57  57  63  1.02 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  68  67  74  84  71  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)