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Small Cities 2015

Yuma, AZ MSA

Overall Rank: 94      Population: 208,000

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 114  128  128  80  49  89  97.00 
1-yr Job Growth2 22  131  151  59  69  79  99.56 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 78  102  121  143  124  95  96.52 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 92  113  115  134  133  24  102.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5 178  178  169  156  109  129  9892.14% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 82  79  156  163  189  71.03 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 121  171  172  171  190  75  100.17 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 68  80  92  109  103  110  0.43 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 93  94  125  129  135  126  1.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)