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Small Cities 2015

Lake Charles, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 30      Population: 207,483

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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 87  82  106  44  12  103.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 135  39  60  111.42 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 73  61  60  127  13  103.46 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 168  35  37  60  114.94 
Short-Term Job Growth5 150  35  16  36  10435.85% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 149  134  125  103  36  194  89.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 147  102  124  54  193  155  82.72 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 154  157  159  171  181  190  0.23 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 148  134  129  125  175  174  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)