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Raleigh, NC MSA

Overall Rank: 6      Population: 1,335,000

The 2016 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 29  25  17  18  22  23  107.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 24  28  22  17  20  25  101.03 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 30  37  13  12  10  13  110.20 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 60  29  21  44  13  11  103.49 
Short-Term Job Growth5 131  68  48  29  10134.39% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 44  23  38  22  94  123.63 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 17  70  57  12  19  63  100.56 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 16  11  10  10  2.04 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 10  12.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)