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Coeur d'Alene, ID MSA

Overall Rank: 5      Population: 158,000

Coeur d’Alene, ID, breaks into the Top 10 for the first time, landing at No. 5. The metro was added in 2012 and briefly dropped to the high 90s only to see dramatic increases in recent years. Coeur d’Alene has both one- and five-year job growth in the Top 10, as well as one-year wage growth. The leisure and hospitality sectors in conjunction with a lower cost of living in the metro have created an additional appeal as a retiree community.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 126  105  37  24  108.15 
1-yr Job Growth2 134  12  29  14  10  101.69 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 133  164  161  97  26  24  103.99 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 120  168  16  57  64  10  103.75 
Short-Term Job Growth5 26  13  80  16  102.41% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 54  62  140  13  54  120  88.48 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 135  57  193  107  144  36  102.27 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 29  51  79  75  102  101  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 25  23  80  82  48  44  3.0 

2017-2018 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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