The Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI)

Summary: The Center’s new Jobs & Opportunity Index (JOI) provides state lawmakers with a more comprehensive view of the larger state economic picture, as opposed to the narrow snapshot in the monthly unemployment rate, so that they can better craft public policy.

JOI is a national index of states that incorporates three major factors, comprised of over a dozen variables derived from government reported data:

  1. A proper measure of employment as it relates to labor force,
  2. A measure of job/employment levels as compared with public assistance rolls, and;
  3. A measure of personal income as compared with government tax receipts collected

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