Best-Performing Cities
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Small Cities 2015

Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 141      Population: 128,759

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 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         134  153  93.62 
1-yr Job Growth2         106  132  98.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         110  86  93.62 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         179  52  100.25 
Short-Term Job Growth5         98  148  9854.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         39  148  88.80 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         67  99.87 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         182  182  0.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)