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Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 107      Population: 485,684

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 156  158  112  85  121  46  101.45 
1-yr Job Growth2 107  168  122  77  79  99  99.70 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 124  145  137  131  168  91  100.17 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 142  112  158  156  144  149  94.94 
Short-Term Job Growth5 199  103  95  35  149  45  10101.24% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 77  169  162  173  187  155  97.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 59  193  164  188  150  174  83.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 100  131  134  139  141  140  0.57 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  186  163  144  115  118  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)