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Small Cities 2015

Pine Bluff, AR MSA

Overall Rank: 198      Population: 90,000

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 137  166  201  201  144  200  82.69 
1-yr Job Growth2 169  178  201  175  201  188  97.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 141  121  181  199  192  196  79.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 174  155  200  194  199  129  98.94 
Short-Term Job Growth5 174  170  201  183  190  165  9838.18% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 179  173  168  183  179  198  56.35 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 158  172  196  184  194  189  92.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 177  146  183  189  198  200  0.14 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 168  94  177  175  174  173  0.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)