Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 163      Population: 578,560

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 100  91  90  99  135  135  97.25 
1-yr Job Growth2 107  87  155  125  126  124  99.59 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 84  73  96  71  61  132  95.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 47  119  138  107  96  161  98.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5 110  145  128  192  125  148  9931.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 74  66  24  46  116  116  95.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 67  161  50  49  96  129  97.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 151  157  153  155  167  165  0.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 159  160  133  105  144  143  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)