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« Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 505 - New Hampshire & Jobs. | WILLisms.com | Wednesday Caption Contest (THURSDAY EDITION): Part 154. »

Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 506 - Texas & Job Growth.

Texas Is America's Job Creation Station-

In a post from Monday, we mentioned that Rhode Island was the antithesis of Texas.

In that discussion, this might have been overlooked a bit, so it deserves another airing (BLS .pdf):

texasandthenation.gif

Yes, Texas really created nearly 300% of all the private-sector jobs in the United States over the past year. And, yes, Texas really did create nearly 3/4 of all jobs in the United States over the same time.

It's almost hard to believe, but it's a story that needs to be told. Texas is doing well, but there are some other, smaller states that are also doing well. It's been noted before, but what they all have in common is relatively low taxes and relatively low levels of unionization. More freedom, in other words.

If you want to look at the data yourself, go here.

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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Live Free Or Die, New Hampshire.

Posted by Will Franklin · 24 July 2008 03:47 PM

Comments

I went to the spreadsheet at the link and before looking I wondered: What is another big state like Texas? California of course. Then I thought: I bet they have the opposite trend. Sure enough, CA actually had a job loss of 40,000 jobs over the past year compared to the Texas 245,000 new jobs.

But I am sure the lefties running CA will conclude that more government and regulations are the answer.

Posted by: Dan Morgan at July 24, 2008 10:20 PM