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Urban Honolulu, HI MSA

Overall Rank: 141      Population: 989,000

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 76  66  96  100  135  139  97.23 
1-yr Job Growth2 65  93  148  141  109  145  99.25 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 52  59  64  125  104  102  98.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 97  97  107  124  111  98  100.36 
Short-Term Job Growth5 144  115  54  121  172  73  10024.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 130  118  135  160  130  130  89.96 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 136  131  156  158  129  172  95.16 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 161  168  168  172  167  172  0.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 186  187  175  177  178  176  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)