The PJ Tatler

Nothing to See Here. Just Texas, Continuing to Own the Nation's Economy

I don’t see any relevance to any larger stories in the fact that Texas’ economy has created more retail jobs than any other state, and more jobs overall than any other state, over the past five years. And that the state really has no competition.

The Lone Star State had 10,629,300 non-farm jobs as of November, a gain of 451,100 jobs since the same month in 2006, an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by The Business Journals’ On Numbers shows.

Louisiana was a distant second in the number of non-farm jobs added during that five-year span, with 57,000.

So both of the top states are GOP controlled? Means nothing. It also means nothing that in the same time frame, high tax Michigan is hemorrhaging jobs away.

Michigan ranks last on the percentage side, with a five-year retail loss of 9.7 percent.

No broad comparisons to be made. Nothing to see here. Move along.