Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA MD

Overall Rank: 16      Population: 2,782,831

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 177  164  101  53  44  42  101.49 
1-yr Job Growth2 176  44  17  52  53  31  105.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 156  153  132  85  49  17  102.71 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 110  126  27  56  48  27  104.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 131  135  60  101  57  100  10020.58% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 96  58  69  58  45  80  101.23 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 142  72  146  118  19  27  114.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 28  18  23  21  18  18  1.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 16.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)