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Modesto, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 53      Population: 548,000

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 169  128  64  73  37  53  104.22 
1-yr Job Growth2 79  32  45  65  42  76  100.11 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 159  147  123  111  29  106.15 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  89  44  81  58  45  101.93 
Short-Term Job Growth5 136  85  134  33  27  62  10041.38% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 197  167  82  26  91  25  112.99 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 35  151  13  24  20  103.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 187  192  189  186  185  179  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 161  163  194  194  178  176  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)