A new survey ranks the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area as having the fourth-strongest economy in the nation.
The new report, by Business Insider, ranked the strength of the nation's 40 largest metropolitan areas based on five criteria: unemployment rate, average weekly wage, job growth rate, gross domestic product per capita, and GDP growth rate.
The survey then placed those criteria on a common scale and combined them to get a picture of the overall state of each metro area's economy.
The study found that some metropolitan areas, such as Seattle, have particularly strong economies. Others, such as Cleveland, Virginia Beach and Providence, are much weaker.
According to the report, Seattle's economy has been supercharged by hosting the…