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Texas Job Domination: 2002-2012.

Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 956 -- Jobs-

Today's disappointing BLS job figures continued to mask the real employment situation in the country. While the official numbers showed 115,000 new jobs and an unemployment rate at 8.1%, Jim Pethokoukis notes that the unemployment rate would be 11.1% if United States labor force had remained the same size as when Obama took office.

But not all states are created equal. Texas, over the past decade, has outpaced the nation in both total jobs and private sector jobs.

All jobs, including government jobs:

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Texas added 1.32 million jobs during the 10-year span, far and away the biggest increase in raw numbers. New York finished a distant second with its addition of 335,900 jobs, roughly one-quarter the size of Texas' upswing.

Texas looks even better if you just include private-sector jobs:

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Moreover, five of the top six cities for private post-recession employment gains are in Texas.

Texas is also now number one for construction jobs. Texas leads the brand-new list of best states for business:

Between June 2009—which marked the official end of the recession—and July 2011, the number of jobs increased in the state by 328,000. Nationally, the job growth in that time period was 697,000 according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This translates to Texas jobs making up 47 percent of the national net job creation.

And three Texas cities are among America's top 4 fastest growing (4 in the top 9).

Oh, and on Forbes' new list of the top twenty most polluted cities in America, all five of the worst five are in California. And of the worst twenty, how many were in Texas? Zero.

We have all of these economic policy laboratories and experiments in our history and present, showing us what works and what doesn't. There's North Korea and South Korea. East Germany and West Germany. Hong Kong and the rest of China. California and Texas. Freer markets, limited government, and lower levels of taxation produce more prosperity, better environmental outcomes, and a better life for everyone.

So, knowing this, how do far-left Democrats like Barack Obama ever receive any votes from anyone, ever?

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