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There’s more good news on the economic front. A large-sample survey of employees by Gallup indicates employers are creating jobs, rather than eliminating them, at the highest rate in six years.

Gallup releases what it calls its job creation index. It is based upon interviews with employees who are asked whether their employers are creating or eliminating jobs. If the index is a positive number, that means jobs are being created. Negative numbers indicate more employers are cutting jobs. Gallup surveyed nearly 18,000 people for this report.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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