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Posted at 4:52 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Area job market sizzles

By Justin Jouvenal

It may seem like the area's economy is just limping along, but Gallup ranked D.C. and Maryland as the second- and fifth-best job markets in the nation for 2010. What's more: the District was also the second most-improved job market in the country.

The polling outfit credited the growth of the federal government for both the District and Maryland's high placement on the new survey. Virginia didn't fare as well: Gallup ranked it as one of the states with the least improvement in job creation.

One caveat: The survey is based on workers' perceptions rather than hard economic data. Gallup conducted nearly 200,000 interviews with workers across the country and aggregated the results to create the rankings.

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By Justin Jouvenal  | March 2, 2011; 4:52 PM ET
 
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Comments

Evidence of a new "political class" in America?

Posted by: survivalandprosperitydotcom | March 3, 2011 10:25 AM | Report abuse

"The polling outfit credited the growth of the federal government for both the District and Maryland's high placement on the new survey."

This isn't a good thing

Posted by: half_time | March 3, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

"The survey is based on workers' perceptions rather than hard economic data."

So there is no real proof that the job market is better in DC than in Nevada. Its based on workers' perceptions not the unemployed who are actually looking for jobs. Although VA ranked last there is no proof in this poll that they had fewer jobs created than MD.

Posted by: Redial1 | March 3, 2011 2:10 PM | Report abuse


With all this marvelous good news, it must be a WONDERFUL WORLD, right?

Posted by: polecatx1 | March 3, 2011 7:39 PM | Report abuse

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