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Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 151      Population: 572,000

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 88  118  179  165  139  143  96.80 
1-yr Job Growth2 148  150  154  120  160  123  99.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 77  74  55  114  135  139  95.48 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 115  128  82  128  126  166  97.98 
Short-Term Job Growth5 174  94  61  120  13  153  9915.58% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 90  105  145  150  183  151  86.67 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 169  150  185  112  145  112  98.45 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 100  84  104  100  88  84  0.83 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  49  56  48  54  73  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)