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Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA MD

Overall Rank: 8      Population: 2,990,000

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 68  59  37  29  36  34  105.80 
1-yr Job Growth2 28  27  37  46  32  23  101.08 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 36  29  14  77  112.93 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 15  23  104.15 
Short-Term Job Growth5 20  35  22  18  52  12  10209.70% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 17  26  21  54  66  81  101.06 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 11  109  90  167  77  76  100.09 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 2.85 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 36  33  19  37  20  29  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)