Gallup Says Job Creation Highest Since '08

Job Creation Recent research by Gallup shows that job creation is the best it's been in three years. The latest findings from the famous pollsters show that 30 percent of employees nationwide say their employers are hiring and only 18 percent are saying that their employers are firing. This is a major improvement from a year ago, when 25 percent were hiring and 23 percent firing.

Region by region, the West showed the most improvement in February, with the percentage of employees there who reported hiring at their places of work rising to 29 percent from 26 percent, while the percentage of employees who said their employers are letting workers go fell to 19 percent from 21 percent.

While the West gets recognition for being the most improved region of the country, the South and the Midwest are the strongest regions in terms of the number of new jobs being created. According to Gallup, this is due to manufacturing in those regions, as well as exports and the high price of energy.

That's the good news for the working population in general. Things are not so rosy for state and local government workers, as you'll hear if you ever check up on national news. Last month (Feb.), 37 percent of state government employees reported that their organizations are letting people go, while only 19 percent said they were hiring. On the local government level, 17 percent said they were hiring, and 28 percent said they were letting workers go.

Spirits are lagging for state and local government workers in general, of course, mostly due to the intense disputes between budget cutters and employee unions fighting for survival. While state and local governments are attempting to produce viable budgets that won't send them careening into debt, their employees are clinging desperately to their jobs, benefits and bargaining power.

This just goes to emphasize the importance of the private sector in creating more jobs. "Given the continuing depressed conditions in the government job market, it is even more imperative that private-sector job creation remain a top national priority if the U.S. economy is going to avoid even higher unemployment and underemployment levels in the months ahead," says Gallup.


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clark

I agree with bloods comment on union workers. I am an employer and i have worked next to a a large crew of union workers while doing work at a new hospital. Most of what i saw was wasted time by the union workers. They like to talk alot and they always look around when they do work at who is watching them and look stressed out while doing physical labor. I did notice that most of the union workers were over weight by about 40 lbs and had large waistlines.

March 04 2011 at 2:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
clark

Robert try taking a long walk and getting more excersise and you will be surprised at how much more positive your mind will be when your out submitting job applications. Employers like myself look at a job applicants positive thoughts and motivation when hiring. Try it robert you be amazed at how quickly you'll be employed.

March 04 2011 at 2:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert

Now if we could get potential employers to SAY yeah "we're hiring" or "no we are not" would save alot of us shleps looking for work some gas money ,time,embarassment,hand cramps etc etc !! If you truly want to hire someone,SAY so,Who cares if its an employmnent application or a resume really !! The person is asking you for a job!, not you asking them to kiss your a**! and give you their life story ,If you really want to hire someone treat them the way YOU would want to be treated !And BE HONEST !BOTH OF YOU !

March 03 2011 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
XLMB

I wonder how much the Obama Administration is paying these polls to continue blowing smoke up our arse. The employment issue has not changed. There is no increase in jobs and the numbers are bogus. As for what's going on in Wisconsin. Let them ALL be unemployed! I would gladly pay for my own benefits in a second to have a job!! They are nothing but greedy bleeps who don't deserve a thing and showed there true colors by walking out of the classroom and leaving children stranded outside there school with locked doors.

March 02 2011 at 6:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
danny

These 'polls' are so far from the truth it's laughable.

March 02 2011 at 3:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mrskrip

sure it is ..with the lowest pay ever ... you better off on unemployment ....

March 02 2011 at 2:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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education helps 1 and all

Better off on unemployment????? The available jobs have "pay the lowest ever?" No matter how low the pay is, it MORE THAN YOU EARN NOW. I didn't say RECIEIVE I said EARN. On unemployment, people including those who work at the jobs you mentioned, are SUPPORTING YOU. If I were out of a job, any would take ANYTHING I could get because I have too much self respect to pass over jobs because they don't pay enough. I am not employed and have not been for 16 years due to a disability, but I DO NOT collect disability even though I am eligeable because we are not in financial need. You are want is rotting in American today - rather take a hand out than work.

March 02 2011 at 5:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TERRY

WHO CAN BELIEVE THAT BULL, THE UNIONS ARE GOING TO START TAKING SOME BIG HITS COME SUMMER. GEES I HOPE IM WRONG BUT I JUST DONT SEE IT NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

March 02 2011 at 2:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Raymond

LIKE IM GOING TO BELIEVE THAT BULL!!! I HAVEN'T HAD A JOB FOR OVER 2 YEARS AND I RAN OUT OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS BACK IN AUG 2008!!! ITS TOUGH OUT THERE!!!

March 02 2011 at 2:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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clark

Raymond it's easy to find a job. Try placing some job applications at wal-mart or at a local gas station or grocery store. There are jobs available and they may pay less than what you were previously making wage wise. Once you get a low paying job then you will be more motivated to try and obtain a higher paying job. Work is work no matter what it pays.

March 04 2011 at 2:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steven R. Russell

2 Chronicles 7:14.

March 02 2011 at 1:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robert

If 2008 was so good, why was the end of 2008 was so bad that so many people lost their jobs.

March 01 2011 at 10:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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