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West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL MD

Overall Rank: 49      Population: 1,471,000

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 175  105  33  19  24  20  108.26 
1-yr Job Growth2 35  19  15  12  13  60  100.35 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 188  183  98  38  24  18  108.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 152  22  31  11  20  67  101.21 
Short-Term Job Growth5 87  51  114  102  49  171  9894.96% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 160  142  93  63  17  15  116.02 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 97  46  54  115  28  31  102.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 112  109  107  107  97  96  0.75 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  163  144  143  71  112  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)