Study Ranks Minnesota Number One in Job Creation in the Nation

A new study has ranked Minnesota the number one state in the nation when it comes to job creation. 

The 2015 Job Creation Index report was released Thursday by the Gallup Inc. polling company. 

Minnesota received a score of 38 in the index.  The score is based on worker reports of hiring activity at their places of employment.  

Georgia and Utah tied for second at 36, followed by Delaware, Nebraska, Nevada and Oregon all at 35.  Wisconsin and North Dakota received a score of 34. 

This is the third time Minnesota has placed in the top ten states since Gallup began tracking the Job Creation Index in 2008.   It’s the first time the state has taken the top spot. 

“Gallup has announced that Minnesota is the top state on their Job Creation Index,” said Governor Mark Dayton, “This is the first time Minnesota has ranked number one in this reputable study.  I congratulate the hard-working people and businesses of Minnesota for achieving this national distinction.” 

Minnesota has a 3.5 percent unemployment rate- the 7th lowest in the country.  

The state added more than 42,000 jobs last year.  

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