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Since the beginning of Barack Obama's administration, Rick Perry's Texas has added more jobs than all other states combined.

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 951 -- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs-

Barack Obama's jobs record on job growth is pretty miserable, and people generally understand that fact, even if they don't know the specific numbers. Under Obama's tenure, the nation as a whole has netted job losses of 1,987,800. Texas, meanwhile, has added 105,100 jobs since Obama was sworn in. The other 49 states combined plus Washington, D.C. (excluding Texas) lost 2,180,800 jobs under Obama. Among the handful of states that have added jobs in the Obama era, Texas has added 62.56% of the 168,000 net new jobs.

Here's a graph of this latest data, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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Well, you might say, that's just under 3 years. Data can be skewed over such a short period of time.

Okay. Rick Perry has been Governor for 11 years. Let's take a gander at his job creation record compared to the rest of the nation over that full time in office.

Bam:

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As you might expect, it's a little lower than the three year range, but it's still nearly half of all jobs. This in a state with about 8% of the nation's population. Nearly as many new jobs as all other positive job growth states combined. Under Rick Perry, Texas has added 1,091,400 jobs. The rest of the nation combined has lost 2,082,100 jobs.

Flashback: data through the end of October 2011, just last month.

Meanwhile, BizJournals.com just noted that over the past decade, there are only five cities among the largest 100 in America to regain jobs lost during the recession. Four of them are in Texas. And San Antonio has nearly at its all-time peak, as well:

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You can sort these tables in all kinds of ways, but notice which cities top the list. Five Texas cities, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.

Rick Perry helped guide Texas to greatness, even in this economic situation we're in today. He can do the same for the nation. 2012 will be a jobs election. Rick Perry is America's jobs Governor. It's time for Rick Perry.

If you'd like to learn more about Rick Perry, you can sign up for the Perry Almanac, a daily email with the latest campaign news and facts (like the facts in this post).


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Texas Job Growth Still Dominating.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 23 December 2011 10:31 AM · Comments (0)

Job Growth: Texas Still Dominating.

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 950 -- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs-

Some facts about Texas job growth over the past year (.pdf):

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Texas added 20,800 jobs in November, bringing the total for the past year to 226,000 jobs. The private sector fared better, adding 22,700 jobs last month and 289,900 over the past year. Texas has experienced 19 consecutive months of positive job growth. And, unlike the national labor force, which is shrinking as people give up and drop out (which ultimately makes the national unemployment rate look better than it actually is), Texas continued to grow its labor force. Even the manufacturing sector added 3,900 jobs last month, bringing the total to 25,200 for the year.

Of course, in addition, Texas cities also make up two of the top four for manufacturing jobs. Plus, five of the top twenty least miserable cities. And four of the top five and nine of the top twenty-five cities for job growth. Moreover, Texas is overperforming on job growth:

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There were 23 under-performing states and 27 over-performing states (plus Washington, DC). The over-performers had 1,781,984 more jobs than expected, and the under-performers had 1,781,984 fewer jobs than expected.
Texas' more-than-expected 880,586 jobs account for 49.4% of the entire national over-performance.

Rick. Perry. 2012.


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Dallas Versus Detroit.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 16 December 2011 12:46 PM · Comments (1)

Policy Matters: City Edition (Dallas Versus Detroit).

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 949 -- Jobs, People, Income-

Two Texas metro areas, Houston and Dallas, lead the nation in new jobs over the past year:

The largest over-the-year employment increase occurred in Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (+79,500), followed by Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (+48,800).

What makes certain cities win and other cities lose?

Cato knows:

In 1980, Austin, Texas, and Syracuse, New York, were roughly the same size. The Austin metro area had a population of about 590,000, and the Syracuse metro area had about 643,000 residents. By 2007, Austin’s population had increased by more than 1 million while Syracuse’s population had been stagnant. That same disparity exists when one examines the growth of employment and real personal income. Another disparity between the two areas is the tax burden. State and local taxes accounted for nearly 13 percent of personal income in Syracuse but only about 9 percent in Austin.
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Check out Dallas versus Detroit, Austin versus Syracuse, San Antonio versus Buffalo, and McAllen (TX) versus El Centro (CA).

You can also find the Cato study here.

A good visual of Dallas versus Detroit:

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Between 1980 and 2007, jobs and income grew dramatically in Dallas, while you can see what happened in Detroit.

In 1980, Dallas and Detroit were similarly sized cities. By 2007, Dallas had grown dramatically, while Detroit actually lost population:

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Go read the whole Cato study, and then try to tell me that policies don't matter.


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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Texas' Truly Amazing Job Numbers.

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Posted by Will Franklin · 8 December 2011 04:32 PM · Comments (0)