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Austin-Round Rock, TX MSA

Overall Rank: 9      Population: 2,056,405

Austin-Round Rock, TX, ranks 9th after dropping six places. Job and wage growth remain strengths for the region while growth rates in high-tech GDP struggle to climb from a large base. However, of metro areas with populations greater than two million, the Austin-Round Rock region had the second fastest growth in total real GDP.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 13  102.08 
1-yr Job Growth2 12  112.64 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 14  11  103.49 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 12  10  25  114.74 
Short-Term Job Growth5 22  18  27  26  87  100.32% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 129  39  21  10  12  99  100.59 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 14  18  17  19  14  48  110.61 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 11  13  10  11  1.84 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 11  12  15  12  11  32  8.0 

2016-2017 Growth Comparison (by score)