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Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI MSA

Overall Rank: 157      Population: 1,576,000

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 134  152  140  137  159  145  96.61 
1-yr Job Growth2 149  121  129  151  140  170  98.79 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 131  123  149  133  134  146  94.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 76  142  138  153  137  136  99.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 134  71  174  180  196  154  9915.40% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 151  114  115  144  134  117  93.09 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 98  166  130  94  119  118  97.95 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 90  108  106  103  103  107  0.70 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  83  89  84  71  73  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)