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Large Cities 2015

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 52      Population: 2,274,190

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 175  188  187  163  112  70  101.29 
1-yr Job Growth2 196  193  84  36  46  54  100.89 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 90  147  147  140  122  100  97.16 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 100  189  130  54  61  83  99.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 149  127  177  99  67  61  10068.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 62  60  117  123  147  119  95.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 74  166  169  140  182  28  102.51 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 51  44  45  73  66  65  0.97 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 70  36  36  33  74  63  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)