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Large Cities 2016

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 1      Population: 1,976,840

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California, repeats its 2015 position as the No. 1 best-performing large metro in the nation. This is attributable to the creation of high-paying jobs, driven by an unrivaled innovation economy. Silicon Valley is the global capital of technology, media and innovation.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 89  61  60  19  110.32 
1-yr Job Growth2 72  10  14  11  102.01 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 119  26  10  18  125.77 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 187  34  105.16 
Short-Term Job Growth5 21  11  48  26  25  101.51% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 24  10  21  16  133.18 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 62  49  51  14  16  104.02 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 4.42 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 14.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)