Orlando ranks No. 1 in Gallup job creation poll

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Mar 9, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Orlando was the top metro area among large cities in the nation for job creation in 2015, according to a recent study conducted by Gallup. Orlando ranked higher than Salt Lake City, Austin, Louisville and Kentucky.

The study scored employees reports on hiring activity and used a job index score based on the percentage of workers in each metro area who say their employer is hiring workers and expanding the size of its workforce minus the percentage who say their employer is reducing the size of its workforce.

Orlando scored a 45, two points higher than the second place ranking. The national average score was 40.

The report mentioned Orlando's strong hiring growth in the hospitality and leisure industry. The region has also seen growth in the innovative technologies and life sciences and healthcare industries.

Read the full report here.

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