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Small Cities 2015

Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 123      Population: 129,680

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 127  118  69  72  50  54  99.73 
1-yr Job Growth2 75  61  40  128  113  82  99.46 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 143  139  134  110  120  93  99.73 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 137  60  65  50  133  138  98.00 
Short-Term Job Growth5 36  91  110  64  44  110  9934.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 75  131  150  122  167  110  101.14 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 149  109  144  31  36  128  96.84 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 113  136  174  174  191  190  0.22 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  71  168  163  177  175  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)