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Rick Perry's Amazing Texas Jobs Record.

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 948 -- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs-

This year (2011) so far, Texas is more than doubling the rest of the nation, in terms of job growth:

...through October 2011, year-to-date annualized Texas job growth was 2.1 percent, compared with a U.S. rate of 1.2 percent. Without the Texas gains, U.S. employment would have expanded 1.0 percent.

Let's look at some other time periods.


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Since Perry became Texas Governor in December of 2000, Texas has added 1,078,600 net new jobs, while the other forty-nine states have lost 2,190,100 net jobs (1,111,500 lost net lost jobs, nationally). Looking at only the job-adding states over that time, 2,392,900 new jobs were created. 1,078,600 is 45.08% of 2,392,900.

In other words, since Perry has been Governor, Texas has added more than 45% of the entire nation's net new jobs among job-adding states. Keep in mind that Texas has about 8.1% of the nation's population. You could also say that Texas, during Rick Perry's tenure as Governor, has added more jobs than the other 49 states combined.

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Now, let's look at the past half-decade. Five years, from October 2006 to October 2011. Over that time, Texas has added 463,800 jobs. The nation as a whole lost 4,790,600 jobs. Remove Texas, and the rest of the nation lost 5,254,400 jobs over the past five years. Looking at just the job-adding states over the past five years, those ten states plus DC added 676,400 total net new jobs.

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So, over the past half decade, Texas added 68.57% of all new jobs in America, among states with job gains. Texas also-- obviously-- added more new jobs than all other 49 states combined over this five year time frame.

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Since Obama has been in office, Texas has added 92,300 net new jobs. The nation has lost 2,108,600 jobs, and the nation minus Texas has lost even more-- 2,200,900 jobs. The nation's job-adding states have added 155,200 net new jobs over that time.

In other words, under Barack Obama's time in office, Rick Perry's Texas has added more new jobs than the other 49 states combined, and Texas is home to 59.47% of all the new jobs among job-adding states in America.

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There's also the official beginning of the most recent recession (began December 2007 and officially ended June 2009).



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Texas added 58.38% of the nation's new jobs among job-adding states since the beginning of the recession. Plus, more jobs than all other 49 states combined.

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These are all net, non-farm, seasonally-adjusted jobs in these comparisons. Public and private sector jobs are both included. The data has been culled from the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Over the past year, Texas has added tons of private sector jobs while shedding government jobs:

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A lot of ways to slice this. And when you look at only private sector jobs, Texas fares even better, relative to the rest of the nation.


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Posted by Will Franklin · 24 November 2011 07:20 AM


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Posted by: Tom Cicala at December 7, 2011 10:59 AM