Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 184      Population: 555,225

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 85  105  146  178  185  160  99.03 
1-yr Job Growth2 101  186  180  143  182  180  93.77 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 116  96  103  117  156  160  98.42 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 109  159  156  142  110  160  93.67 
Short-Term Job Growth5 55  149  195  70  177  163  9902.37% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 160  161  186  190  190  187  93.83 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 174  148  175  171  153  190  75.64 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 111  108  96  115  118  117  0.66 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  109  105  89  84  97  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)