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Large Cities 2015

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 182      Population: 558,170

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 111  85  105  146  178  185  93.98 
1-yr Job Growth2 90  101  186  180  143  182  98.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 130  116  96  103  117  156  94.60 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 29  109  159  156  142  110  99.35 
Short-Term Job Growth5 100  55  149  195  70  177  9861.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 169  160  161  186  190  190  76.10 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 193  174  148  175  171  153  96.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 116  111  108  96  115  118  0.64 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  106  109  105  89  84  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)