(p. 1A) While the nation’s job growth has limped along since the economic recovery began two years ago, the Lone Star State is enlarging payrolls in Texas-size fashion.
From June 2009 to June 2011 the state added 262,000 jobs, or half the USA’s 524,000 payroll gains, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even by a more conservative estimate that omits states with net job losses, Texas’ advances make up 30% of the 1 million additions in the 34 states with net growth.
For the full story, see:
Paul Davidson. “Need a Job? Move to Texas.” USA Today (Tues., JULY 20, 2011): 1A.
(Note: the online version of the article has the title “Texas bucks national unemployment trend.”)