Sarah Ford | May 20, 2015

Which States Have the Highest Employee Engagement?

By Ryan Scott

If you’re feeling great about your company, there’s a better chance that you live in Arkansas than Pennsylvania.

Between January 2013 and December 2014, Gallup conducted 166,409 interviews with employees across the country to find out which category they fell in:

Engaged – employees who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work and company and more passionate and productive than the average employee.

Not engaged – employees who are checked out and don’t really care about their customers and productivity.

Actively disengaged – employees whose lack of engagement is so pronounced that they’re actually sabotaging the morale and efficiency of their colleagues and managers.

Gallup has shown in the past that employee engagement is directly tied to nine performance outcomes for organizations, and companies with engaged employees have 22% higher profitability than those with disengaged workers.

In the current survey, 31% of workers across the country were engaged during this time period, and an average of 18% showed active disengagement. But a cluster of states rose to the top of the engagement list, and a bunch are plagued with the most actively disengaged workers.

Here were the engagement winners:

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