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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 2      Population: 1,998,000

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 60  19  49  16  108.67 
1-yr Job Growth2 14  11  10  30  100.87 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 10  18  123.13 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 34  103.86 
Short-Term Job Growth5 48  26  25  134  11  10213.72% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 21  16  64  129.77 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 49  51  14  16  14  104.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 4.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 15.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)