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Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index  
Released On 9/4/2013 8:30:00 AM For Aug, 2013
level21 22 

August job creation index remained steady at plus 22, with private sector employees continuing to be most likely to report that their employers are hiring workers rather than letting workers go. Federal government workers still report the most negative hiring situation. State and local government workers' perceptions of hiring and firing at their workplaces in August were between these two extremes. There has been little significant change in this overall rank order over the past year.

Federal government workers have been more negative than positive about hiring at their workplaces all year, with some monthly fluctuations. Thirty-eight percent of federal workers said their place of employment was letting people go, whereas 26 percent said their employer was hiring.

U.S. job creation appears to have stabilized over the last several months in a more improved situation than was evident in the aftermath of the financial crisis and recession of 2008 -- although still not back to where it was prior to those economic events. The data make it clear that the federal government continues to shed jobs, while state and local governments are more on the positive side of the job creation ledger. Workers in the private sector remain most positive about job creation at their places of employment.

Gallup's Job Creation Index is based on the core assumption that random samples of thousands of employed Americans in all parts of the country and across industries can provide accurate and up-to-date assessments reports of their companies' hiring and firing decisions. In the aggregate, these individual-level workplace reports provide an important assessment of hiring activity nationwide. In essence, this behavioral economics-based jobs measure asks respondents to evaluate and report on the behavior of their companies as opposed to their own behavior in the job market (employment/unemployment) or their overall perceptions of job market conditions (quality job).  Why Investors Care

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