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Newark, NJ-PA MD

Overall Rank: 152      Population: 2,530,000

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 153  172  180  175  162  162  95.56 
1-yr Job Growth2 127  118  131  157  168  121  99.60 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 160  151  113  152  116  131  96.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 168  119  36  183  138  149  98.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 82  141  169  119  186  174  9890.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 175  182  177  181  158  156  85.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 164  147  163  159  169  168  95.53 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 45  38  37  35  43  44  1.13 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  49  37  63  32  29  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)