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Small Cities 2015

Farmington, NM MSA

Overall Rank: 174      Population: 127,000

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 122  151  121  90  196  183  88.97 
1-yr Job Growth2 128  139  51  150  178  145  98.50 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 44  70  170  105  187  190  82.53 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 19  86  147  89  127  196  89.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5 142  177  108  182  181  70  10020.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 96  54  119  182  55  100  94.00 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 139  144  171  83  152  25  103.19 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 179  179  201  200  199  197  0.18 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 168  163  177  129  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)