And I thought only about 8% of Americans live there, but given the statistics on the jobs created in the current economic recovery, it seems more Americans must live in the Lone Star State than census figures suggest. (Guess the ACORN census workers in Texas were sleeping on the job.)
How else do you explain this?
Some 37% of all net new American jobs since the recovery began were created in Texas. . . .
Using Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, Dallas Fed economists looked at state-by-state employment changes since June 2009, when the recession ended. Texas added 265,300 net jobs, out of the 722,200 nationwide, and by far outpaced every other state. New York was second with 98,200, Pennsylvania added 93,000, and it falls off from there. Nine states created fewer than 10,000 jobs, while Maine, Hawaii, Delaware and Wyoming created fewer than 1,000. Eighteen states have lost jobs since the recovery began.
This article must be using outdated census figures. It says 24.7 million people live in Texas while 36.9 million reside in California. With a population almost 50% greater than that of its Lone Start counterpart, well, then shouldn’t the Golden State have added about 400,000 new jobs? I mean, well, um that’s what our junior Senator promised. Right, m’am?