Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Federal Government Outpaces Private Sector in Job Creation

Gallup -

Gallup's Job Creation Index for April reveals significantly more hiring within the federal government than in the private sector. Both show a substantially more positive picture than state and local governments, where firing far eclipses hiring.

Gallup's Job Creation Index, Among All U.S.  Workers, Non-Government Workers, and Federal, State, and Local  Government Workers

Gallup's Job Creation Index is based on the percentage of American workers who say their employers are hiring minus the percentage who say their employers are letting workers go. The overall Index value for American workers in April tilts positive, with 27% of workers saying their places of employment are hiring, and 22% saying their employers are letting people go -- resulting in an overall +5 Job Creation Index.