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Pittsburgh, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 150      Population: 2,333,000

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 33  64  138  178  179  184  92.94 
1-yr Job Growth2 121  184  189  184  187  129  99.51 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 33  24  29  54  138  154  93.90 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 26  55  129  164  98  181  96.89 
Short-Term Job Growth5 109  145  92  196  154  163  9905.08% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 29  61  88  85  70  89  99.04 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 109  156  154  57  61  48  101.47 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 70  62  67  69  54  48  1.08 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  67  37  63  71  51  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)