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Trenton, NJ MSA

Overall Rank: 101      Population: 371,023

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 27  26  50  107  89  84  100.62 
1-yr Job Growth2 126  89  91  108  45  81  101.23 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 32  42  32  43  57  168  98.21 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 10  83  69  94  180  132  96.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 104  26  122  94  88  103  10016.73% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 20  35  129  138  88  107  100.28 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 128  26  84  186  55  70  104.21 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 34  33  33  35  32  33  1.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  36  25  56  48  54  6.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)