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Small Cities 2015

Albany, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 64      Population: 120,550

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 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         106  85  98.03 
1-yr Job Growth2         29  72  99.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         184  113  98.03 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         90  48  100.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5         170  78  10001.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         47  78  79.39 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         152  124  97.26 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         66  67  0.61 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         10  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)