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San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA MD

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 1,635,684

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA, holds steady in fourth place. Rapid wage gains, the fastest in the nation between 2010 and 2015, were a major contributor to its continuing prominence on the index. As the sixth most concentrated high-tech regional economy, the vigorous pace of high-tech growth, more than 60 percent higher than the national average, is particularly impressive.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 76  36  11  102.31 
1-yr Job Growth2 42  113.33 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 70  44  11  103.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 143  131.01 
Short-Term Job Growth5 19  44  10  66  91  100.28% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 40  31  104.44 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 118  20  162.38 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 15  2.62 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 17  12  12  12  11  16  10.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)