Minnesota top state on job creation indexStaff writer ▼ | January 29, 2016
Minnesota led the 50 states on Gallup's Job Creation Index with an average score in 2015 of +38.
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The remainder of the top-performing states include Delaware, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon and Wisconsin. The five states tying for 10th place are Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Washington.
In 2015, an average of 46% of working Minnesotans said their place of employment was hiring workers and expanding the size of its workforce, compared with 8% who said their employer was letting workers go and reducing the size of its workforce.
This results in a Job Creation Index score of +38 for Minnesota. Nationally, the average score for 2015 was +30 (42% hiring, 12% letting go). The results for each of the 50 states are presented at the end of the article. ■