Top States for Job Creation

February 1, 2016

Minnesota created the most jobs in 2015. The state boasts a 3.5 percent unemployment rate and more than 40,000 jobs were added last year alone, with the largest employment gains centered in education and health, leisure and hospitality, and professional and business services.

The latest Gallup Job Creation Index shows where in the U.S. job markets are thriving. Economists have long pointed to booming job markets as those that tend to lead to booming housing markets.

Could the same hold true for these markets? 

Meanwhile, the states seeing the lowest job creation are Alaska, West Virginia, Wyoming, Connecticut, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and Vermont, according to the Gallup index.

Source: “Minnesota the Top State on the Job Creation Index,” (Jan. 27, 2016)