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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA MSA

Overall Rank: 14      Population: 5,789,700

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA, gains seven places to rank 14th. The region performed well in job growth in the twelve months ending August 2017 and had strong high-tech GDP growth from 2015 to 2016. Nearly 45,000 jobs were added in 2016 by a diverse array of industries including dining and drinking industries, knowledge-based industries, health related industries, construction related industries, and film and television related industries.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 122  128  98  47  35  32  101.60 
1-yr Job Growth2 63  70  59  19  35  34  105.53 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 143  134  139  88  42  59  100.97 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 102  64  59  83  25  34  103.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 79  19  53  52  44  15  101.70% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 83  57  54  30  36  19  105.92 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 18  30  53  66  96  72  103.81 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 42  36  42  41  43  37  1.27 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 47  36  33  74  63  54  6.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)