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Large Cities 2015

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division

Overall Rank: 110      Population: 4,812,850

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 26  22  20  33  105  122  97.96 
1-yr Job Growth2 26  62  119  129  172  112  99.82 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 29  23  21  26  39  137  95.44 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 14  117  152  168  178  97.66 
Short-Term Job Growth5 144  72  108  137  97  38  10114.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 132  82  65  113  140  146  90.34 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 57  11  150  180  157  81  99.29 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 21  18  20  29  28  31  1.34 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  36  24  33  56  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)