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Large Cities 2015

Mobile, AL MSA

Overall Rank: 186      Population: 414,836

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 87  145  192  188  191  141  99.44 
1-yr Job Growth2 168  196  183  150  167  179  93.84 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 37  53  87  146  179  159  98.54 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 82  88  195  175  167  184  90.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 168  159  184  193  165  176  9862.59% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 50  20  97  196  88.89 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 91  82  30  164  165  157  87.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 143  131  105  113  140  122  0.64 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 84  133  129  114  84  97  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)