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Texas Leads the Nation in Job Growth
Breitbart's Texas ^ | May 16, 2014 | Kristin Tate

Posted on 05/17/2014 10:23:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Texas continues to outshine the rest of the nation in terms of economic and job growth. Fresh government data from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) shows that Texas added more than 64,000 jobs in April--the biggest employment gain in the state during the last four years.

The new jobs have helped Texas' unemployment rate to drop to 5.2 percent, according to the TWC. This figure is down from 5.5 percent in March, and from 6.4 percent one year ago.

The new jobs come as no surprise; Texas has consistently been ranked one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. Low taxes, modest government spending, and predictable regulation have made the Lone Star State an ideal environment in which to start and grow businesses.

While Texas is generally thought of as a gas and oil state, its economy continues to diversify. TWC statistics show that during April, eight major industries saw substantial growth.

"We’re fortunate in Texas to see significant growth across several industries," TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton said in a statement.

According to the new data, transportation, construction, education, health industries all added thousands of jobs in the state during the last month....

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: economy; employment; jobs; tedcruz; texas

1 posted on 05/17/2014 10:23:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Texas, our Texas.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 10:25:35 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

While I’m sure business-friendly policies helped, I suspect the oil and gas boom resulting from high oil prices and the fracking revolution were big factors.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 10:39:49 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because of the natural humility of Texans, many people don’t know much about our state, for instance the state song.

I don’t know the state songs for other states, but surely none could express more humility and national community than this simple choice, for such a modest state.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STMRklYD_G8


4 posted on 05/17/2014 10:40:59 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Zhang Fei

Read the article:

While Texas is generally thought of as a gas and oil state, its economy continues to diversify. TWC statistics show that during April, eight major industries saw substantial growth.

“We’re fortunate in Texas to see significant growth across several industries,” TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton said in a statement.

According to the new data, transportation, construction, education, health industries all added thousands of jobs in the state during the last month.

Karr Ingham, a Texas-based gas and oil economist, told Breitbart Texas, “The oil and gas industry has not gotten smaller—rather, the overall Texas economy has gotten bigger. The state economy is now a powerhouse. It is more than just an oil and gas economy; it is an industrial economy, a tech economy, a business economy, a manufacturing economy. ... Texas has a lot going for it.”

Texas’ economy is growing at such a rapid rate, that some areas in the state have trouble filling all available positions.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 10:43:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Nice state you got there,"

"It'll be a shame if somebody put their Big. Dumb. Feet*...All over it...

*Or the EPA, or the BML, or filled it up with "dreamers."

6 posted on 05/17/2014 10:49:32 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They must have overlooked North Dakota, which leads the nation in both job growth and low unemployment.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 10:53:47 PM PDT by upsdriver (Palin/West '16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to the new data, transportation, construction, education, health industries all added thousands of jobs in the state during the last month.

All of these are sectors that support the growth in the oil and gas industry. It's not possible to will these things into existence, but it would be nice if cutting edge companies were to start up or establish HQ's in TX instead of in CA. Where are TX's Apple, Cisco, Intel or Nvidia? Compaq, Texas Instruments and Dell are great companies, but they are exceptions to the rule.

8 posted on 05/17/2014 10:55:43 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Recently Ted Cruz said that Governor Perry, was not responsible for the great job growth in Texas. Cruz is correct. It is the business friendly environment in Texas that gives us our great economy. Governor Perry is the one that has extended and defended this normal environment in our great state for business to flourish.

In my past several millionaires have given me a job. I worked for them and made them money. They paid me a fair wage commensurate with my skills. I was willing to work in some god awful places, Nigeria, Middle East, North Sea, the jungles in South America, throw in a coup, malaria, dengue fever, thrown out of Dubai, jailed in Venezuela etc. but they paid me very well.

I am too old for this now, but God I miss it.

If you have valuable skills, come to Texas, we need you. If you do not have valuable skills, please stay in California, Oregon, Washington, New York, Massachutches etc.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 10:59:47 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Are you pushing some kind of California versus Texas argument, or what?

What is your point, Texas is Texas because of some oil boom?


10 posted on 05/17/2014 11:02:41 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

He has hobo shoes. For all the money he has, his shoes are in terrible condition.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 11:08:04 PM PDT by kalee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Texas has growth in spite of Rick Perry.

If you are from Texas, and pay attention, you will know Rick is a RINO who talks big conservative, but he is all hat and no cattle when it comes to conservative.

No conservative Texan would want to force 14 year old girls in Texas to get inoculated for sexually transmitted diseases. Nor would a conservative Texan wan to seize land, and sell it to a Spanish company to build a tollway call the “Trans Texas Corridor”.

I could go on, but believe me Rick is a RINO.


12 posted on 05/17/2014 11:16:38 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Zhang Fei

If Compaq, Texas Instruments and Dell are exceptions to the rule, then what about other major tech companies? Microsoft and Amazon are in Washington, IBM is in New York, Xerox and Pitney Bowes are in Connecticut, and NCR is in Georgia.

Just exceptions to the rule as well?


13 posted on 05/17/2014 11:33:16 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


14 posted on 05/17/2014 11:36:23 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ansel12

We Texans are probably the most humble of all peoples, which is very surprising considering how unnecessary it is for a people as great and noble as us.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 11:51:41 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I know that I am more humble than anyone that I have ever met, anywhere, I guess it is just the kind of thing that people all over the world, look up to us for.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 11:57:49 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Zhang Fei

Apple is moving a *boatload* of operations to Texas and just opened up a manufacturing center here. Certain Mac models are now made in the USA.

Also, never heard of Texas Instruments? Intel also has extensive facilities here.

There’s also quite a few large game and software development studios. iD comes to mind immediately.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 1:23:46 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Apparently Obunga’s hippie mama never taught her boy to keep his feet off the furniture. He does this on the desk in the Oval Office, too.. a**hole.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 2:58:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People move to Texas to breathe free.

But don’t try to tell Obama that.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 3:26:40 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm one of those new Texas Migrants. I moved from Mississippi so the heat doesn't bother me, and I'm Conservative so I'm not bringing any stupid ideas about turning Texas "blue". My son just completed his freshman year in college in Mississippi, and I'm having him come out here to get a job this summer. Where I live, there's "Help Wanted" signs all over the place. Ideally, I'd love to get him a summer job in Construction or The Oil Patch (where they'd work his tail off and pay him well for 16 weeks). However, whereever he can get work would be fine.

I really enjoy living in Texas. I feel like the Lord sent me here.

20 posted on 05/18/2014 5:21:37 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: upsdriver

North Dakota’s too cold.


21 posted on 05/18/2014 5:22:23 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: ansel12
Are you pushing some kind of California versus Texas argument, or what? What is your point, Texas is Texas because of some oil boom?

My point is that CA is way ahead of TX when it comes to the portion of its economy that is cutting edge and doesn't come out of the ground. That may eventually change, but we're not there yet. CA wasn't always ahead of TX. As recently as 1930, TX had a bigger population than CA. TX's vs CA's population history:

Historical population
Census TX CA TX/CA
1850 212,592 92,597 230%
1860 604,215 379,994 159%
1870 818,579 560,247 146%
1880 1,591,749 864,694 184%
1890 2,235,527 1,213,398 184%
1900 3,048,710 1,485,053 205%
1910 3,896,542 2,377,549 164%
1920 4,663,228 3,426,861 136%
1930 5,824,715 5,677,251 103%
1940 6,414,824 6,907,387 93%
1950 7,711,194 10,586,223 73%
1960 9,579,677 15,717,204 61%
1970 11,196,730 19,953,134 56%
1980 14,229,191 23,667,902 60%
1990 16,986,510 29,760,021 57%
2000 20,851,820 33,871,648 62%
2010 25,145,561 37,253,956 67%
Est. 2013 26,448,193 38,340,000 69%

If I had to guess, I'd say that rise of Hollywood brought large numbers of people to CA to find all those places they had only seen in the movie house. The Dust Bowl brought large numbers of Okies to CA. WWII accentuated this move as GI's coming home from the Pacific Theater decided they liked CA's perennial sunshine and moderate climate more than the weather extremes of their home states.

22 posted on 05/18/2014 6:12:12 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rick Scott here in Florida is saying that he bought down the jobless rate and he did. Another state with a Republican governor, who should win against the snake Charlie.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 6:51:07 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: kalee
He has hobo shoes. For all the money he has, his shoes are in terrible condition.

Like everything else around him, I highly suspect that photo is posed, all the way down to the "people's" shoes that came from the prop room.

24 posted on 05/18/2014 7:59:40 AM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: Zhang Fei

I still don’t get your point, what was your point about population, and “cutting edge” Toyota isn’t “cutting edge” for example.

Texas is a different state, it doesn’t need to ‘beat’ California in every category, California is well located for Pacific trade, and did see a boom from the dust bowl and WII days, and I personally met people moving during the 1960s, to California, for the great welfare, but there are reasons that it has lost millions of native Americans fleeing what is becoming a two tier rich and poor, and oppressive state.

It appears to me that Texas is on a stronger foundation than California, not some temporary oil boom.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 8:41:04 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everyone, move to Texas. Ready, set, go!


26 posted on 05/18/2014 1:21:21 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Texas just took 1500 Toyota jobs away from northern Kentucky, not because of a bad business environment in N. Kentucky, but because they are getting out of California and relocating in Texas. I guess they just figured it was best to consolidate other operations at the same time.

I can see that. It saves them money to consolidate some operations.

I hope Toyota is not counting on “amnesty” providing them with new, cheap labor.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 2:53:37 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Zhang Fei; All

I guess the fact that California has a cost of living average that is in the stratosphere compared to Texas and many other states for that matter...

California is a fantastic place to visit, the weather is absolutely pleasant most of the year, and there are many things to see and experience there, I know, being stationed there for 5 years was a big selling point to me...

But to live there???

Not even on a dare...


28 posted on 05/19/2014 6:48:58 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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