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Syracuse, NY MSA

Overall Rank: 144      Population: 655,000

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 95  139  184  190  158  177  93.36 
1-yr Job Growth2 185  176  190  186  183  176  98.70 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 111  112  138  178  147  165  92.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 178  145  170  169  179  140  99.14 
Short-Term Job Growth5 113  196  184  185  122  126  9962.05% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 149  144  124  139  97  49  108.24 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 125  61  138  157  86  89  99.25 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 59  59  65  70  65  50  1.07 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  49  37  37  40  29  8.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)