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Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH MD

Overall Rank: 41      Population: 435,000

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 66  84  93  96  80  88  100.64 
1-yr Job Growth2 123  136  104  76  89  66  100.25 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 128  83  51  41  66  53  103.33 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 106  82  95  26  52  88  100.66 
Short-Term Job Growth5 120  178  26  19  16  77  10021.07% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 62  36  19  59  76  16  115.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 185  29  18  128  37  46  101.49 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 50  51  49  49  48  45  1.12 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 12  15  12  21  13  12.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)