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Small Cities 2015

Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 150      Population: 118,740

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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 92  103  122  151  121  90  97.41 
1-yr Job Growth2 174  51  128  139  51  150  98.34 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 11  32  44  70  170  105  97.41 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 146  163  19  86  147  89  99.26 
Short-Term Job Growth5 94  126  142  177  108  182  9716.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 148  86  96  54  119  182  94.76 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 18  78  139  144  171  83  99.15 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 178  178  179  179  201  200  0.16 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 171  174  168  163  177  129  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)