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Small Cities 2015

Jonesboro, AR MSA

Overall Rank: 43      Population: 131,000

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 16  15  22  31  21  23  103.52 
1-yr Job Growth2 50  49  52  24  33  18  101.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 29  20  24  28  49  50  100.83 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 28  68  75  90  47  39  101.56 
Short-Term Job Growth5 54  22  82  75  10008.69% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 172  98  16  22  74  157  82.53 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 28  107  133  187  88  96  99.39 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 151  29  74  102  146  163  0.30 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  61  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)