Texas added 537,500 non-farm jobs between June 2006 and June 2011, according to a recent story in the Austin Business Journal quoted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second best state, Louisiana, added just 55,900.
TEXAS OUTHIRES THEM ALL
Out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, only 10 states showed positive net job growth over the last five years. By way of comparison, Texas added 2.5 times more jobs than the other net positive states…COMBINED.
The nine states added a net total of 195,000 jobs since June 2006, with North Dakota in third with 41,700.
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THE OTHER END OF THE LIST
To quickly understand why the nation is in a mess, a look at the bottom of the rankings is a clear explanation. California suffered the most job losses from June 2006 to June 2011, losing 1,009,400 paid positions. California alone negates the combined gains of the ten states with net job growth. More telling, Florida, ranked just a step above California, also lost more jobs than the gains of the top ten, shedding 761,500 jobs in the period.
It becomes clear how deep a hole the nation is in with respect to employment and how shielded Texas has become to it all. Recent job announcements point to more growth and more relocation into our state, bringing even more jobs.
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