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Small Cities 2015

Monroe, LA MSA

Overall Rank: 126      Population: 178,000

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 86  71  131  126  140  153  92.86 
1-yr Job Growth2 83  80  136  130  121  175  97.80 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 93  76  65  136  120  124  94.24 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 132  72  91  163  132  122  99.09 
Short-Term Job Growth5 149  107  180  127  89  118  9913.67% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 61  40  42  127  183  128.01 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 59  27  20  99  99.22 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 86  86  83  54  51  41  0.68 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 57  61  80  82  48  44  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)