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We’re Number 22!

A hundred and sixty thousand new jobs in Texas! That’s so great! Well, until you read the fine print. Lasso explains, here and here.

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  1. Jim D says:

    Shorter Perry:

    “We must save our failing public schools by dismantling them.”

  2. Mathwiz says:

    Another statistic that should be looked at is the average wage of those new jobs.

    If the new jobs generally pay less than the jobs we’re losing, it’s not much of an improvement.

    Also, anyone know how those job numbers stack up against the growth of our working-age population? If we’re creating fewer jobs than jobseekers, it’s nothing to brag about (though that hasn’t stopped Shrub at the national level).