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Small Cities 2015

Hammond, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 61      Population: 132,000

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     134  153  87  92  96.88 
1-yr Job Growth2     106  132  138  101.83 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3     110  86  198  188  82.72 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4     179  52  193  60  100.89 
Short-Term Job Growth5     98  148  84  76  10008.17% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6     39  148  66  162.28 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7     67  113  118.79 
High-Tech GDP LQ8     182  182  171  117  0.41 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19     177  175  174  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)