Smith is not praising the Governor. He manages to end with a smear every time. Not surprising, since this is the guy from the NPR/UT online news that took money from George Soros this year.
The jobs smear is especially bad. Texas’ unemployment would be 2.3% if it weren’t for all the people moving to Texas. Our median income hits just about the same as the average in the US;$15 or so, meaning that a lot of those jobs must pay very well. The fact that we do have so many employed affects that “most minimum wage jobs” number.
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As to the “middling grades, we’re still waiting on Clinton.’s and Obama’s transcripts. Why do only Republican’s grades end up on the ‘Net?
Yep, I can sympathize. We have extremely low unemployment here, even Walmart stockers are making $12 and getting over 40 hrs/week. There are jobs all over the paper, but not many places to live if you get one (and housing is darned expensive--$2000/mo for a two-bedroom apt.), and our weather isn't conducive to camping out.
Another factor is population: we have just over 700,000 people in a slow year, Texas has a lot more. To drop our unemployment a percentage point takes fewer jobs, because there are fewer people to start with. Yep, we've been mobbed by folks from elsewhere--about the only 'new arrival' license plate I haven't seen is Hawaii. But the limiting factors of housing and our famous winters keep that from becoming excessive.
An awful lot of that is oil-related, or spinoff jobs which exist because of the oil patch being busy here. The 191 rigs running here keep jobs going elsewhere, too--we see where the tools come out of on the shipping manifests.