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Small Cities 2015

Carbondale-Marion, IL MSA

Overall Rank: 92      Population: 126,430

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       169  130  143  98.61 
1-yr Job Growth2       173  47  131  94.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       35  100  126  98.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       93  142  135  92.79 
Short-Term Job Growth5       58  197  48  10087.34% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       38  197  34  104.61 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       31  26  24  115.28 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       119  119  124  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       26  20  28  4.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)