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Private-Sector Jobs Are a Major Factor in Employment Growth
NY Times ^ | AUGUST 27, 2011 | BECCA AARONSON

Posted on 08/28/2011 7:12:21 AM PDT by Pharmboy

It is not a mirage or a miracle; it is a fact. Nearly half of all net jobs created in the United States since 2009 have been in Texas.

It is also a fact that Texas’ unemployment rate, currently at 8.4 percent, is the highest it has been since 1987, even though it is below the national rate of 9.1 percent.

As Gov. Rick Perry continues to tout Texas’ low-tax, low-regulation business climate as the secret to the state’s relative economic strength, critics have pointed to Texas’ unemployment rate and low-wage jobs, noting that Texas ties Mississippi for the highest percentage of minimum wage workers.

The debate raises several questions: What jobs do Texans commonly hold right now? How much do those jobs pay? And what jobs is Texas creating?

According to statistics from the Texas Workforce Commission, the annual median wage in 2010 for all occupations in Texas was $31,500, or 7 percent less than the national median.

The most common occupation sectors in Texas were office and administrative service,

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: jobs; msm; rickperry
Well, this headline has now become my favorite from the paper of record. Do you think a house fell on their head?
1 posted on 08/28/2011 7:12:25 AM PDT by Pharmboy
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To: SunkenCiv; neverdem; aculeus; wagglebee; thefactor

“Ya think?” or perhaps “You can’t make this stuff up” ping...


2 posted on 08/28/2011 7:14:28 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Pharmboy
"a major factor?" the entire premise is delusional. they are the factor; non-private (that is, government) employment is supposed to be incidental.
3 posted on 08/28/2011 7:14:59 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: the invisib1e hand

I had to read the headline twice and squint my eyes to be sure I was not misreading this. Hard to believe, eh?


4 posted on 08/28/2011 7:16:47 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Pharmboy
"Texas’ intelligentlow-tax, intelligentlow-regulation business climate "

They never stop lying, never.

5 posted on 08/28/2011 7:16:59 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Pharmboy

hold onto your wallet.


6 posted on 08/28/2011 7:17:53 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: mrsmith
Yep...Clinton and Obama (and other dems too numerous to mention) lie even when they don't have to...
7 posted on 08/28/2011 7:18:46 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: the invisib1e hand; mrsmith

...and the thing they don’t mention is that all these entry-level jobs often lead to advancement. Gawd how I hate these commies...


8 posted on 08/28/2011 7:21:02 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Pharmboy

NY Times! The MSM is itching to announce Rick Perry’s coronation. Things that make you go Hmmmm.


9 posted on 08/28/2011 7:23:31 AM PDT by sklar
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To: Pharmboy

The retards need to study the evolution and growth of the American economy.... it started at the farm, pharmbuoy! Look at the history of the mercantile exchange and then the stock markets!


10 posted on 08/28/2011 7:24:49 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Pharmboy
Someone didn't tell Becca that meme has been pretty well crushed:

http://www.politicalmathblog.com/?p=1590
11 posted on 08/28/2011 7:27:01 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: Pharmboy

And those jobs produce enough for taxes, fees, profits, etc. Entry level jobs probably net 2-3 times as much wealth for society as the labor cost. Gov make-work jobs do little better than break even.

That’s the comparison they’re hiding.


12 posted on 08/28/2011 7:29:23 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: OCCASparky

Good point from the blog author:

One can argue that Perry had very little to do with the job situation in Texas, but such a person should be probably prepare themselves for the consequences of that line of reasoning. If Rick Perry had nothing to do with creating jobs in Texas, than why does Obama have something to do with creating jobs anywhere? And why would someone advocate any sort of “job creating” policies if policies don’t seem to matter when it comes to the decade long governor of Texas? In short, it seems to me that this line of reasoning, in addition to sounding desperate and partisan, hogties its adherents into a position where they are simultaneously saying that government doesn’t create jobs while arguing for a set of policies where government will create jobs.


13 posted on 08/28/2011 7:37:04 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Pharmboy
The NT Times has the elitist's intuitive grasp of the obvious.


14 posted on 08/28/2011 7:43:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: sklar
NY Times! The MSM is itching to announce Rick Perry’s coronation. Things that make you go Hmmmm.

Since you clearly didn't read the article, let me sum it up for you.

In finding a cloud behind every silver lining, the New York Times basically informs its readers that all the jobs created under Perry's tenure are low-paying entry level jobs. The jobs that aren't low-paying are in the mining and gas industries that Perry can't take credit for because he didn't put the gas in the ground and finally, Perry's low-tax and low-regulatory policies "poached" (i.e. stole) jobs from high-tax and regulatory states!

Do you really think the Times is going to endorse Rick Perry?

15 posted on 08/28/2011 7:49:18 AM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: mrsmith
Gov make-work jobs do little better than break even.

Government jobs consume wealth. Breaking even would be a bonus.

16 posted on 08/28/2011 9:21:06 AM PDT by BfloGuy (In old fashioned language, Keynes proposed cheating the workers.)
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To: Pharmboy
Well, this headline has now become my favorite from the paper of record. Do you think a house fell on their head?

It ranks with the famous Fox Butterworth gem:

Every now and then a headline gives you a glimpse inside the mind of the media to compare with the classic of 1997, to a New York Times story, subsequently repeated with variations, by Fox Butterfield: "Crime Rates are Falling, but Prisons Keep on Filling." This gave rise to what the great James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal continues to call the Fox Butterfield fallacy — a form of obtuseness caused by liberal assumptions about the world. In this case it is the assumption that falling crime rates and rising rates of incarceration could have nothing to do with one another.

http://www.jamesbowman.net/diaryDetail.asp?hpID=326

17 posted on 08/28/2011 9:29:15 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: aculeus

Funny you mention Taranto. I am a follower of his “Best of the Web” columns and already sent the headline into his mailbox. I occasionally contribute items to his column...perhaps 6-8 times/year.


18 posted on 08/28/2011 9:33:57 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Pharmboy
It is also a fact that Texas’ unemployment rate, currently at 8.4 percent, is the highest it has been since 1987

not one mention that illegals could account for a bunch of that number ?
19 posted on 08/28/2011 11:07:58 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama..."Fredo-Smart")
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To: Pharmboy

Two thoughts come to mind.

First (as regards title): No s$$t, Sherlock.

Second (as regards jobs): Some jobs is better than no jobs. Or negative jobs.

How many jobs has the NYT created? (Hint: they are on the Dinosaur Media Deathwatch (R) list.


20 posted on 08/28/2011 11:22:59 AM PDT by RedElement
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To: Pharmboy

Two thoughts come to mind.

First (as regards title): No s$$t, Sherlock.

Second (as regards jobs): Some jobs is better than no jobs. Or negative jobs.

How many jobs has the NYT created? (Hint: they are on the Dinosaur Media Deathwatch (R) list.


21 posted on 08/28/2011 11:23:09 AM PDT by RedElement
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