Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 152      Population: 881,830

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 88  81  62  91  155  146  96.55 
1-yr Job Growth2 146  173  97  134  147  154  99.04 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 94  69  69  61  54  135  95.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 17  141  164  171  54  141  98.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5 164  59  150  149  176  195  9762.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 138  45  40  77  55  68  101.98 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 153  29  122  91  71  119  97.94 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 45  40  40  40  52  51  1.09 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  47  68  49  37  48  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)