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Jacksonville, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 50      Population: 1,478,211

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 141  148  113  73  50  35  101.59 
1-yr Job Growth2 68  98  61  59  18  47  104.17 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 131  167  161  126  78  96  100.09 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 72  158  73  104  55  90  98.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 143  25  17  49  13  55  10085.10% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 144  150  101  120  110  35  104.22 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 89  88  52  98  102  69  104.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 110  117  104  108  108  104  0.72 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  91  67  114  84  97  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)