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San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA MSA

Overall Rank: 31      Population: 283,000

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 93  45  18  15  78  27  106.59 
1-yr Job Growth2 15  17  39  18  31  100.85 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 90  98  66  66  19  48  103.57 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 91  95  33  73  35  113  99.83 
Short-Term Job Growth5 44  47  88  54  10058.69% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 16  18  13  181  28  112.40 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 36  26  11  41  101.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 103  95  93  90  102  89  0.80 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 50  67  74  63  71  51  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)