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Modesto, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 33      Population: 541,560

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 180  169  128  64  73  37  101.58 
1-yr Job Growth2 198  79  32  45  65  42  104.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 161  159  147  123  111  103.60 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 162  178  89  44  81  58  101.51 
Short-Term Job Growth5 150  136  85  134  33  27  10143.29% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 198  197  167  82  26  91  100.85 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 180  35  151  13  24  115.85 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 189  187  192  189  186  185  0.38 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  161  163  194  194  178  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)