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Small Cities 2015

Hammond, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 167      Population: 130,710

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       134  153  87  99.61 
1-yr Job Growth2       106  132  138  94.39 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3       110  86  198  90.44 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4       179  52  193  82.99 
Short-Term Job Growth5       98  148  84  10011.66% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6       39  148  66  102.04 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7       67  113  91.04 
High-Tech GDP LQ8       182  182  171  0.28 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19       177  175  174  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)