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Gallup U.S. Job Creation Index  
Released On 1/4/2017 8:30:00 AM For Dec, 2016
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level33 33 

Highlights
December job creation ended 2016 on a steady and strong note with a reading of 33, matching the measure's high since January 2008. After bottoming out in 2009 amid the global financial crisis, U.S. job creation has steadily improved -- surpassing its pre-recession high of +26 in 2014. The index plateaued in 2015 after years of steady gains, but managed to tick higher to its peak of +33 in May 2016. The index has registered this same high score in nearly every month since. All four regions of the country -- the West (+34), South (+33), Midwest (+33) and East (+31) -- ended the year with slightly stronger hiring rates than they had at the start of 2016.

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
Release For: DecJanFebMarAprMayJunJul
 


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