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Salt Lake City, UT MSA

Overall Rank: 10      Population: 1,186,187

Salt Lake City, UT, gains one spot to rank 10th. The region made the largest gains in job growth from 2015 to 2016 and wage growth from 2014 to 2015. Job growth came from a diverse array of industries including health and professional service sectors.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 29  43  30  23  25  18  101.95 
1-yr Job Growth2 23  15  29  64  32  23  107.36 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 22  34  36  21  26  34  101.68 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 69  43  14  46  57  21  105.90 
Short-Term Job Growth5 16  18  20  42  54  100.86% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 16  10  20  49  67  29  105.05 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 135  45  33  40  23  66  105.12 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 50  44  49  50  46  46  1.16 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 23  11  15  12  11  13  11.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)