Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gallup: Idaho Has Negative Job Outlook

Posted By on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM

If it's Wednesday, the glass must be half empty. In the latest survey of the job market, Idaho ranks near the bottom when it comes to employment prospects. The Gallup Organization has released its Job Creation Index, tracking January to June of this year: Idaho is the sixth worst in the United States.

Gallup asked those who are employed whether their companies would expand the size of their labor force, not change the size of the workforce or lay off employees and reduce their workforce. Their measurement is something called the Job Creation Indicator.

Idaho's is -1.

Simply put, it represents the difference between the percentage reporting an expansion and the percentage reporting a reduction in their workforce.

Worst in the nation: Nevada, followed by Connecticut and Rhode Island. Gallup says the best job markets are North Dakota, District of Columbia, Alaska, Texas and South Dakota.

Read the full report at

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