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St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 4      Population: 155,600

St. George, Utah, ranks No. 4 this year, up 16 places from 2015. The metro’s strong job growth both in one-year and in short-term job growth ranked third and third, respectively. The increasing tourism to the national parks should support local employment growth in the near future.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 110  160  162  69  114.78 
1-yr Job Growth2 168  32  103.19 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 17  104  163  165  116  24  114.78 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 167  172  73  30  14  103.30 
Short-Term Job Growth5 122  57  12  65  105.51% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 33  37  68  79  48  100.70 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 16  88  10  155  12  24  105.03 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 94  93  72  82  97  95  0.50 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 110  109  93  129  177  175  0.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)