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Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL MSA

Overall Rank: 7      Population: 2,441,257

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL, ranks 7th after gaining two spots. The region performed particularly well in the job and wage growth categories, with employment rising by over 4 percent from 2015 to 2016 and wages surging by nearly 8 percent from 2014 to 2015. Though the region is best known for its tourist attractions, high-tech sectors have been increasing in importance.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 133  136  76  22  17  102.42 
1-yr Job Growth2 86  40  21  10  10  12  109.71 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 158  172  164  119  40  18  102.69 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 125  108  26  42  21  19  106.29 
Short-Term Job Growth5 117  45  12  12  101.76% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 118  157  157  136  95  22  105.43 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 65  135  148  85  62  78  103.32 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 73  77  83  85  89  81  0.89 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 63  68  83  89  48  71  5.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)