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Small Cities 2017

St. George, UT MSA

Overall Rank: 2      Population: 160,245

St. George, UT, climbs the ranks rising to second from fourth over the last BPC Small Cities ranking. It had two first-place finishes in one- and five-year job growth with a 4.6 percent increase and 19.8 percent increase, respectively. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent towards the end of 2016.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 160  162  69  104.63 
1-yr Job Growth2 32  119.75 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 104  163  165  116  24  102.35 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 172  73  30  14  10  110.04 
Short-Term Job Growth5 57  12  65  103.37% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 37  68  79  48  10  111.54 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 88  10  155  12  24  16  123.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 93  72  82  97  95  78  0.55 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 109  93  129  177  175  135  1.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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