2-19-15 – Gallup Survey Shows Vermont Among Worst for Job Creation

Posted by Rob Roper

Gallup reports that Vermont ranks amongst the worst for job creation. The Annual Ranking of State Job Markets for 2014 (released February 11, 2015) shows North Dakota as the best place to look for work, and Connecticut… the opposite of that. Vermont is listed top ten for “Worst Hiring Climates.”

Gallup explains its Job Creation Index “is derived from full- and part-time workers’ reports of whether their employer is hiring and expanding the size of its workforce, not making changes, or letting people go and reducing its workforce.”

Gallup gave kudos to our neighbor, New Hampshire, for leading the pack in improving their job market. The Granite State’s index score went up nine points since 2013. The good news is that all 50 states, which obviously includes Vermont, now have “positive net hiring scores.”


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forbes February 19, 2015 at 4:19 pm

We all know the problems within Vermont and it would serve purpose for your organization to state the problems accompanied with some suggestions for correcting the specific areas of concern.. Thank you..


Rob February 24, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Forbes, our website is filled with suggestions for how to correct the situation, from School Choice for all Vermont kids, to passing Right to Work laws, to cutting taxes, to streamlining regulation…. Some posts we point out problems, other posts we suggest solutions. Sometimes its a combination of both.


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