A 2009 study ranks metropolitan areas in the United States by how well the city is creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth.
The Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities Index included factors of jobs, wages and salaries, and technology growth.
No California metropolitan cities ranked in the Top 25 of the list and just five ranked in the overall Top 100.
Bakersfield was the highest ranked city in the state, ranking at No. 36 in the nation. Bakersfield dropped from its No. 12 ranking last year.
Bakersfield ranked 13th in the country in five-year job growth and 26th in five-year wages and salaries growth.
The Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta metro area was No. 43 overall on the list and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara ranked No. 50.
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (No. 83) and San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City (No. 85) were the only other metro areas to crack the index’s Top 100.
Austin-Round Rock, Tex. ranked No. 1 on the list. See the full list of results here.