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Boston, MA MD

Overall Rank: 44      Population: 1,994,976

The 2017 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 47  53  57  80  64  95  100.38 
1-yr Job Growth2 135  100  109  103  90  77  101.67 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 72  72  82  72  34  54  101.16 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 62  79  57  92  14  32  104.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 98  118  72  59  116  68  100.60% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 41  34  33  18  21  59  102.45 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 25  38  40  44  25  40  111.93 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 82  70  76  70  67  75  0.95 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  50  49  37  63  71  5.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)