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Large Cities 2016

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 9      Population: 2,387,140

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, ascends 19 spots to ninth. The metro’s best indicators all show high rates of job growth. High-tech sectors are less important to the metro than for the nation on average, but after lagging the nation in the past five years, high-tech GDP growth in the metro kept pace with the U.S. in 2015.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 94  133  136  76  22  17  107.06 
1-yr Job Growth2 84  86  40  21  10  10  102.07 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 78  158  172  164  119  40  102.36 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 171  125  108  26  42  21  101.72 
Short-Term Job Growth5 80  117  45  12  102.87% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 92  118  157  157  136  95  97.84 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 108  65  135  148  85  62  100.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 69  73  77  83  85  89  0.82 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 55  63  68  83  89  48  6.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)