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Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN MSA

Overall Rank: 131      Population: 2,181,000

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 129  119  104  97  108  104  99.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 119  99  105  118  100  113  99.68 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 119  86  83  60  153  97  98.55 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 107  37  150  67  99  103  100.14 
Short-Term Job Growth5 114  88  69  115  48  147  9919.79% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 110  74  54  73  73  131  89.92 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 84  68  58  85  125  166  95.63 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 100  94  100  96  91  97  0.75 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  105  114  115  118  136  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)