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Small Cities 2015

Albany, OR MSA

Overall Rank: 9      Population: 125,000

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 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1     106  85  11  20  104.01 
1-yr Job Growth2     29  72  23  32  100.66 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     184  113  28  28  103.69 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     90  48  72  104.31 
Short-Term Job Growth5     170  78  22  10302.46% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     47  78  71  191  70.12 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     152  124  197  20  104.00 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     66  67  86  83  0.51 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     10  15  12  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)