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Worcester, MA-CT MSA

Overall Rank: 92      Population: 942,000

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 73  69  72  110  127  107  99.15 
1-yr Job Growth2 166  135  117  145  117  127  99.56 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 74  100  73  80  149  127  96.47 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 61  181  30  132  118  111  99.89 
Short-Term Job Growth5 91  63  44  87  124  69  10033.45% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 55  111  78  81  118  90  98.57 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 152  159  76  17  97  95  98.92 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 34  41  40  36  40  38  1.20 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 12  12  12.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)