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Small Cities 2015

Johnstown, PA MSA

Overall Rank: 163      Population: 133,000

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 96  152  191  197  182  196  85.20 
1-yr Job Growth2 161  171  189  188  198  189  97.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 70  98  171  191  179  192  81.42 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 116  171  190  180  192  182  95.95 
Short-Term Job Growth5 105  102  143  187  145  94  9963.40% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 45  71  100  187  67  96  94.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 129  143  157  91  91  54  101.10 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 16  12  13  15  1.24 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  40  10  15  12  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)