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Small Cities 2015

Albany, OR MSA

Overall Rank: 22      Population: 122,849

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 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1       106  85  11  101.77 
1-yr Job Growth2       29  72  23  103.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       184  113  28  100.84 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       90  48  72  97.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5       170  78  22  10158.46% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       47  78  71  101.71 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       152  124  197  62.08 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       66  67  86  0.52 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       10  15  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)