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Small Cities 2015

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 146      Population: 84,000

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     105  157  113  174  90.60 
1-yr Job Growth2     200  183  166  93  99.38 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     11  62  133  126  94.11 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     29  196  95  93  99.83 
Short-Term Job Growth5     104  75  115  155  9861.17% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     130  75  85  193  68.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     198  158  187  109.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     101  100  90  100  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     48  82  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)