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Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN MSA

Overall Rank: 8      Population: 1,865,298

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN, drops one spot to rank 8th. The region maintains its strength in job and wage growth, the latter driven by the tight labor market in the Nashville area. There was particularly high job growth in professional services and auto manufacturing from 2015 to 2016.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 41  16  11  102.17 
1-yr Job Growth2 19  23  20  20  110.54 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 52  68  27  20  103.58 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 11  69  87  27  110.54 
Short-Term Job Growth5 97  11  14  40  20  31  101.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 76  133  159  125  24  27  105.19 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 61  92  24  55  108.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 121  112  129  127  117  128  0.60 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 106  50  105  56  48  71  5.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)