* Honolulu * ranks No. 7 in nation for economic activity
According to the February On Numbers Economic Index, Honolulu is No. 7 in the nation for economic activity.
The On Numbers index measures the relative economic vitality of the nation’s largest 102 U.S. metropolitan areas that have more than 500,000 residents.
The index is generated using an 18-part metric that looks at private-sector job growth, unemployment, earnings, housing-price appreciation, construction, and retail activity.
The top ten cities in the nation by ranking are Austin, Oklahoma City, Houston, Columbus, Tulsa, Provo, Honolulu, San Jose, Denver, and Omaha.