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South Beats North in January Job Growth: Gallup Poll

Gallup Job Creation Index South Region, January 2010 from Gallup

Gallup Job Creation Index, South Region, Jan. 2010.

Southern states added more jobs in January than the rest of the country, according to the Job Creation Index published by research company Gallup.

The Gallup research doesn’t attribute job creation to any particular industry. However, two examples of jobs that are hiring through the TheLadders would beĀ  technology jobs in Dallas, TX and finance jobs in Charlotte, NC.

Overall “the Index fell slightly in January owing to a decline in the percentage of companies hiring to 23% (from December’s 24%), while the percentage letting go remained at 24%,” wrote Gallup chief economist Denise Jacobe in a blog post.

Gallup’s Job Creation Index in the South improved to +4 in January from +1 in December — the highest Index score of any region, suggesting the best job-market conditions nationwide. The percentage of workers saying their employers were hiring new employees and expanding their workforces improved to 26% in January from 25% in December, while the percentage saying their employers were letting people go declined to 22% from 24%.

The research examines hiring and layoffs and tracks the percentage differences.

(Image by Gallup research)

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