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Large Cities 2015

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 11      Population: 1,978,816

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 61  60  19  49  101.30 
1-yr Job Growth2 10  14  11  10  110.02 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 26  10  18  106.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 34  124.55 
Short-Term Job Growth5 11  48  26  25  134  9960.48% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 10  21  16  64  102.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 49  51  14  16  135.47 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 4.46 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 15.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)