Texas ranked No. 5 in Gallup's job creation index

Texas was among the top 5 states for job growth for the fifth consecutive year. Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, and New Hampshire were among states at the bottom of the list. In fact, Rhode Island and Connecticut have the “unwanted distinction of appearing in the bottom tier for job creation every year since 2008.” New York has been in the low-ranking group each of the past four years. Gallup's Job Creation Index is a measure of net hiring. The score is determined by asking full- and part-time U.S. workers (a random sample of 208,758 adults, aged 18 and older), whether their employer is hiring new people and expanding the size of its workforce. The interviews were conducted over the telephone. The index score is the difference between reported "hiring" and "letting go.” (2/17/14)

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