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Press Release - Reagan Presidential Debate

September 07, 2011


Setting the Record Straight on Texas Job Growth

Under Gov. Rick Perry, Texas outpaced the nation in job growth by twice as much as under Gov. George W. Bush.

Under Gov. Rick Perry, Texas has created jobs 12% faster than the U.S.

Jobs TX US

Dec. 2000 9,537,900 132,570,100

July 2011 10,619,800 131,197,300

Change +1,081,900 -1,372,800

% Change +11% -1%

 

Under Gov. George W. Bush, Texas created jobs 6% faster than the U.S.

Jobs TX US

Jan. 1995 7,926,200 116,036,900

Dec. 2000 9,537,900 132,570,100

Change +1,611,700 +16,533,200

% Change +20% +14%

 

SOURCE: US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, Total Nonfarm, Seasonally Adjusted

US = "Sum of States" Calculation

Rick Perry, Press Release - Reagan Presidential Debate Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/297942

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