This statistic shows the Job Creation Index, created by Gallup for the year 2012, by state. The survey consists of telephone interviews, done each week, among about 30,000 adults per month in the U.S. The graph shows the 10 states in the United States in the first half of 2012 by job creation index. The Index is created by subtracting the percentage of employers letting people go from the percentage of employers hiring new people. The value for North Dakota in the first half of 2012 is 34.