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Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 8      Population: 84,750

Grants Pass, Oregon, jumps 48 ranks from 56th to eighth. Grants Pass quickly sees inclusion in the Top 10 after being added to the index in 2015. The metro sees large gains in one-year wage growth, jumping 129 ranks and jumping 26 places in short-term job growth.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         86  38  100.85 
1-yr Job Growth2         10  12  101.23 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         180  129  100.85 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         142  13  102.24 
Short-Term Job Growth5         52  26  101.57% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         91  26  97.47 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         11  42  102.32 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         1.19 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         26  20  4.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)