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« Policy Matters: City Edition (Dallas Versus Detroit). | WILLisms.com | Since the beginning of Barack Obama's administration, Rick Perry's Texas has added more jobs than all other states combined. »

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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