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Large Cities 2015

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ MSA

Overall Rank: 170      Population: 270,000

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 188  197  200  200  174  198  85.88 
1-yr Job Growth2 169  194  200  199  198  191  97.67 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 189  191  200  200  199  196  83.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 191  191  191  195  200  155  98.45 
Short-Term Job Growth5 130  200  199  157  120  10448.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 187  194  171  133  98  66  104.31 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 162  181  23  10  56  155  96.42 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 194  187  184  181  173  168  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  105  114  143  144  136  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)