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Large Cities 2015

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 25      Population: 281,400

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 142  149  93  45  18  15  107.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 164  148  15  17  39  101.15 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 73  87  90  98  66  66  98.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 65  169  91  95  33  73  99.92 
Short-Term Job Growth5 90  35  44  47  10098.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 67  47  16  18  13  128.40 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 38  79  36  26  106.78 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 127  118  103  95  93  90  0.81 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 70  36  50  67  74  63  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)