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Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 159      Population: 1,147,417

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 159  151  170  167  153  156  99.21 
1-yr Job Growth2 177  93  126  162  161  150  96.45 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 162  158  145  161  141  143  99.07 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 179  136  25  155  145  129  96.45 
Short-Term Job Growth5 155  182  156  102  145  137  9949.54% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 196  159  121  163  112  96  100.75 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 198  67  111  179  143  108  97.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 148  139  142  140  135  141  0.57 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 131  161  129  144  143  144  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)