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Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD MD

Overall Rank: 120      Population: 1,311,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     150  151  155  163  95.54 
1-yr Job Growth2     164  131  159  125  99.58 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     84  170  125  176  91.94 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     193  165  172  123  99.63 
Short-Term Job Growth5     89  97  67  44  10092.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     151  153  112  111  93.99 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     101  91  137  129  97.37 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     25  25  22  22  1.53 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     26  21  32  29  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)