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Small Cities 2015

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 147      Population: 84,763

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       105  157  113  99.21 
1-yr Job Growth2       200  183  166  91.87 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       11  62  133  98.26 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       29  196  95  95.70 
Short-Term Job Growth5       104  75  115  9959.63% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       130  75  85  100.97 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       198  158  187  72.69 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       101  100  90  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       48  82  135  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)