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Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index  
Released On 2/1/2017 2:00:00 PM For Jan, 2017
PriorActual
level33 34 

Highlights
January's Job Creation Index, a measure of U.S. workers' perceptions of the job climate where they work, remained strong with a score of plus 34, slightly above the plus 33 found most months since last May. The reading indicates that many more workers believe their employer is bringing on new employees than letting people go.

Workers in the East continue to report less robust hiring conditions than those in the West, Midwest and South. In January, the JCI score in the East was plus 31 -- significantly below the West (plus 36), Midwest (plus 35) and South (plus 34).

Definition
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
 

2017 Release Schedule
Released On: 1/42/13/14/55/36/77/58/2
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