Issues - Job Creation

The principal focus of the Business Roundtable is to provide the leadership necessary to create jobs and strengthen our economy.  Job creation is paramount to a healthy, thriving  economy.


U.S. Job Creation Index (Weekly)

Each result is based on a weekly aggregate

Gallup’s Job Creation Index is the net of Gallup’s Job Market measure, subtracting the percentage of workers who say their employer is letting people go and reducing the size of its workforce from the percentage who say their employer is hiring new workers and expanding the size of its workforce. Weekly results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 4,000 working adults; margin of error is ±2 percentage points.


North Dakota Workers Report Best Hiring Situation in 2011

Employees in North Dakota were most likely in 2011 to report that their employers were hiring workers (42%) rather than letting workers go (8%). The state’s resulting +34 score on Gallup’s Job Creation Index was the best by a significant margin over any other state or the District of Columbia. Rhode Island had the lowest score of any state, at +4, meaning all states were in positive territory.


Amid Tough Business Climate, California Entrepreneurs Flourish

According to the 2011 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, California had the third highest rates of entrepreneurial activity in the country, with 470 new business owners per 100,000 adults in the state. This statistic is surprising as the state has struggled for the past three years with high unemployment.  Also, for seven years in a row, has ranked California as the absolute worst U.S. state for business. But Californians are a hearty and creative bunch and their entrepreneurial spirit continues to beat the odds.



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