Here’s a map of job creation from The Gallup Organization . It’s based on approximately 100,000 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted throughout 2009 with employed adults in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. It provides a clear picture of the evolving economic geography of The Great Reset .
On the losing side of job creation, Rustbelt states, especially Michigan and less so Minnesota, continue to be hard hit, along with the “housing-crash” states of Nevada, California, and Arizona. Northeastern states - Rhode Island, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New Hampshire – also fare poorly. In the west, Oregon and Idaho also see low rates of job creation.
The best-performing states in terms of job creation are energy economies – North Dakota, Louisiana, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska, and New Mexico, as well as Nebraska; and those with economies that benefit from federal spending, Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.
Sui Zhang