Sure, the economy is creating jobs; guess where?

posted at 8:01 pm on February 26, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration yucked it up when Texas Gov. Rick Perry offered an open invitation to California companies to come on down and check out the Lone Star state’s business climate, chiding that maybe Texas should devote a little more of their time and resources to fixing their own domestic troubles and claiming that California is doing just fine in terms of job creation.

But in Forbes’ latest survey of The Best Cities for Good Jobs, Texas totally spanked California, snagging the top four spots and five out of the top six, while only San Francisco managed to take ninth. Forbes looked at Moody’s data on the hundred largest U.S. metropolitan areas, threw out the cities with high unemployment, and then ranked the contenders based on recent and expected job growth, current unemployment rate, and current and projected per-capita income. The winner?

This year’s winner is Dallas, which shrugged off the Nov. 2011 bankruptcy of American Airlines parent AMR Corp. to rack up 2.1% job growth last year and is projected to continue adding jobs at a 2.8% rate through 2019 – more than 300,000 on top of the 2.1 million already in Dallas and its Plano and Irving suburbs. …

The Texas unemployment rate rose from below 5% in 2007 all the way to a little above 8% in 2010, but now it’s falling back down again to a current 6.2%. The U.S. unemployment rate peaked at 10% and is still stuck at about 8%, with states like California, Illinois and New York well above that. …

One explanation that is definitely false: Texas isn’t growing on the backs of underpaid, non-union workers. While Texas is a right-to-work state, many of the highest paying jobs in the Dallas area are with unionized defense manufacturers like Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin, which produces the F-35 Lightning II fighter at a mile-long plant in Fort Worth. …

Not only is the Dallas-area per-capita income of $39,548 comfortably above the national average of $37,000, but it’s growing fastest in the top half of wages above $16 an hour.

Bazinga. In that same vein, Joel Kotkin‘s piece in today’s WSJ describes the economic trends pointing to four developing corridors that are “generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt.” Funnily enough, all of these areas experiencing better-than-average growth tend to be concentrated around states that have made especial efforts to be low-tax, business-friendly areas. Coincidence?

Overall, these corridors account for 45% of the nation’s land mass and 30% of its population. Between 2001 and 2011, job growth in the Great Plains, the Intermountain West and the Third Coast was between 7% and 8%—nearly 10 times the job growth rate for the rest of the country. Only the Southeastern industrial belt tracked close to the national average. …

The result is that corridor states took 11 of the top 15 spots in Chief Executive magazine’s 2012 review of best state business climates. California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts were at the bottom. The states of the old Confederacy boast 10 of the top 12 places for locating new plants, according to a recent 2012 study by Site Selection magazine. …

As a result, the corridors are home to most of America’s fastest-growing big cities, including Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City and Denver. …

… Yet over the past decade, the number of people with bachelor’s degrees grew by a remarkable 50% in Austin and Charlotte and by over 30% in Tampa, Houston, Dallas and Atlanta—a far greater percentage growth rate than in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago or New York.


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Stolen Jobs!!11!1!1111

NYT

nobar on February 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Ya’ll can go to hell, I’m goin’ to Texas…..

Davy Crockett

ted c on February 26, 2013 at 8:07 PM

…they didn’t do that!

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM

:) If only…..

gophergirl on February 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I’m sure this news will be plastered all over the MSM.

WuT?

BigWyo on February 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Heheheheheh. *smirk*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

…they didn’t do that!

KOOLAID2
on February 26, 2013 at 8:08 PM

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Dammit ! … You beat me. : )

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Raleigh

Please do not come to NC until after this state becomes red(er).

nobar on February 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Somebody had to create the utter crappy economic environment in order for texas to thrive. Maybe someone will take credit for that????/

ted c on February 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Texas first. Texas forever.

Ars Moriendi on February 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM

G-d is good
G-d is great
Thank you G-d
For the Lone Star State!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Heheheheheh. *smirk*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

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Just what are you “smirking” about, young lady? … OH, right. : )

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Just what are you “smirking” about, young lady? … OH, right. : )

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Speaking of TX, I’ve started wearing-in my home-a non CC holster, in the same spot that I’ll be wearing my CC holster. This way, I get used to it, and I can practice ‘drawing’ it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Somebody had to create the utter crappy economic environment in order for texas to thrive. Maybe someone will take credit for that????/

ted c on February 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM

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Now THAT’S good.

That would make a pretty good poster, or T-shirt, or bumper sticker.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:19 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM

The mental picture…bunny suit and all…

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 8:21 PM

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM

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Speaking of TX, I’ve started wearing-in my home-a non CC holster, in the same spot that I’ll be wearing my CC holster. This way, I get used to it, and I can practice ‘drawing’ it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM

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That IS a good idea. Do you keep an “empty chamber” under the hammer?

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:18 PM

The mental picture…bunny suit and all…

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 8:21 PM

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Awwwwwwww

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

That IS a good idea. Do you keep an “empty chamber” under the hammer?

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Playing around practicing quick draw, all those chambers better be empty.

Yosemite Sam blasting away in a bunny suit. The mental picture just gets funnier.

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 8:25 PM

That IS a good idea. Do you keep an “empty chamber” under the hammer?

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM

My shooting instructor is very much against that. right now, I’ve got snapcaps in it. Right now…

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:25 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Firing pin damage on an empty chamber is mostly a myth. But snap caps are a good idea. So is a laser bullet.

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM

That IS a good idea. Do you keep an “empty chamber” under the hammer?

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:22 PM

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Playing around practicing quick draw, all those chambers better be empty.

Yosemite Sam blasting away in a bunny suit. The mental picture just gets funnier.

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 8:25 PM

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He was tryin’ to fool Bugs (didn’t work).
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My shooting instructor is very much against that. right now, I’ve got snapcaps in it. Right now…

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:25 PM

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I’m going to plead ignorance; what are “snapcaps” ?

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM

G-d is good
G-d is great
Thank you G-d
For the Lone Star State!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM

annoyinglittletwerp:Amen,now pass the potatoes,er,I mean,ammunition:)

canopfor on February 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Yeah OKC! Yeah Dallas! Yeah Yeah Yeah…

Who’s at the bottom lmao… NYC!! Hehahehahehaheha…

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Oh, I got wife and daughter airsoft pistols to match their real ones. They practice with those.

Haven’t gotten them bunnysuits though. Maybe I can get mrs. cozmo to practice in her Vampirella outfit.

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

After a long period of unemployment, I started a new job Monday.

In Dallas, Texas.

Rebar on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

I’m going to plead ignorance; what are “snapcaps” ?

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM

These.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:25 PM

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Firing pin damage on an empty chamber is mostly a myth. But snap caps are a good idea. So is a laser bullet.

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM

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I did break the firing pin on Dad’s Win M12, by dry firing it.

After that I started putting empty shells in whatever gun I was “dry firing”.

Never broke another one after that.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Rebar on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Lubbock is over-run with college students. Nuff said.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Rebar on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Congrats, btw!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:37 PM

After a long period of unemployment, I started a new job Monday.

In Dallas, Texas.

Rebar on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

YEAH – congrats

gophergirl on February 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Very nice job Rick Perry..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 8:39 PM

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM

These.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

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That oughta work. I should get some of those for our firearms.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Rebar on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Good deal..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Rebar on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

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Congrats, btw!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:37 PM

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You workin’ for Glenn Beck?

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Suck hind wind Governor Brown.

banzaibob on February 26, 2013 at 8:43 PM

That oughta work. I should get some of those for our firearms.

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:40 PMThose are the ones that I have-except that I bought them from Cheaper Than Dirt. Since they were shipped from Dallas, I had ‘em the day after I ordered ‘em.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Ah, what could have been. Second look at Gov. Perry.

Panther on February 26, 2013 at 8:45 PM

WHOOP ….. maybe its time to head fer home

Aggie95 on February 26, 2013 at 8:50 PM

HookEm…

hillsoftx on February 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM

HookEm…

hillsoftx on February 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Guns up…

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 8:57 PM

listens2glenn on February 26, 2013 at 8:35 PM

The Win Model 12 is a “priceless” classic..One of the best..:)

PS..Feel lucky you own one!!..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 8:58 PM

HookEm…

hillsoftx on February 26, 2013 at 8:56 PM

teasipper

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Texas is STRONG for a reason. #1 we have GUNS, #2 we dont like feds touching our JUNK.

TX-96 on February 26, 2013 at 9:25 PM

No worries. Jerry’s gonna have a shinny “Bullet Train”, that no one will be able to afford to ride.

GarandFan on February 26, 2013 at 9:27 PM

New Jersey is dead last the last 2 years……. and the last 3 years aswell in decreasing the unemployment rate in the states. New Jersey is the only state where unemployment has actually gone up in the 50 states the last two years. Yet the bastard gets a 72% approval rating. Just shows you how powerful media is. I bet they have never mentioned these facts in the local media to their listeners. Propaganda is very powerful. People are stupid and clueless to the facts. But if they are told lies enough they will believe them.

Local news coverage turning as biased as the national news is the biggest reason Obama got re-elected in my opinion. Yet it is NEVER talked about in conservative circles.

KMav on February 26, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Help me out here Ms Twerp. Is it a Easter Bunny costume or a Playboy bunny costume?

countrybumpkin on February 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM

countrybumpkin on February 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I was my Walmart’s EASTER bunny last year. That’s how this all got started.
*glares @ cozmo*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 10:13 PM

*glares @ cozmo*

annoyinglittletwerp on February 26, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Huh?

cozmo on February 26, 2013 at 10:16 PM

KMav on February 26, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Here’s an O/T story for you about local media in western PA: we had the Voter ID issue throughout the state before the election, with the Against factions screaming (as usual) disenfranchisement for all those poor people who wouldn’t/couldn’t get to a license center to get a photo ID. So Gov. Corbett decided that it wouldn’t be mandatory, only voluntary. Never mind that while the issue was being debated, a 90-something little old lady near Philadelphia who claimed not to have a birth certificate of any kind somehow managed to get a photo ID for herself in anticipation.

So, KDKA in Pittsburgh (a CBS affiliate), which has been sliding leftward for some time, had an interview with the former mayor of Pittsburgh, Sophie Masloff. Of course she’s a Dem, and she’s probably about 88 years old now, but there she was on camera carping about how difficult and trying it would be for anyone to have to get a photo ID to vote in the upcoming presidential election and yada, yada, yada. Anyone watching this little performance could recall her terms as mayor during the 80s and no doubt figured that as mayor, she had an ID as a county employee, as did her staff and anyone else working for the county, in addition to a photo driver’s license. But as you say, it’s just the national propaganda machine metastasizing into local markets and making the low-info types say “Hey, I saw it on TV … it must be true.”

PatriotGal2257 on February 26, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Ah, what could have been. Second look at Gov. Perry.

Panther on February 26, 2013 at 8:45 PM

He was my first choice for President this last time around and I still have a Rick Perry for President Bumper Sticker on my car. It is the only bumper sticker on my car.

Theophile on February 27, 2013 at 12:11 AM

This is a great toic, but I have to ask. WHERE is the ‘Kyrzakhstan’ Kerry’s sticks up for STUPID democrat and moderate voters topic?

For the 0bama White supporters, you should know that ‘Kyrzakhstan’ Does Not Exist! It is a country Flipper recently made up in a speech he gave.

DannoJyd on February 27, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Oh Yeah! I came down to the DFW area in the summer of 1977 and have never witnessed anything but what could be factually called “A boom economy”; at least compared to the rest of this country. Great place! Come on down; but be conservative! We love our guns, Bibles, and God-given liberties…

elihu on February 27, 2013 at 2:41 AM

If I’m still in love with the idea of moving to Mexico later this year, I plan on spending a few weeks in San Antonio as I make the trip. Just long enough to become a (no state income tax paying) Texan :-)

MJBrutus on February 27, 2013 at 5:26 AM

Texas employment would be even higher if we could send back the Vulnables that Bill White and Katrina gave us that have been living on the Texan dole since 2005.

catalan on February 27, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Ah, what could have been. Second look at Gov. Perry.

Panther on February 26, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Governor Perry?

LOL. Talk about Murphy’s Law and rising to your level of incompetence, yea, I’ll give him a second look. Making sure the dolt stays there. He would have been great handling the media, the US Senate, debating President Obama…..

Moreover, his record in Texas has absolutely nothing to do with solving our national problems.

Local news coverage turning as biased as the national news is the biggest reason Obama got re-elected in my opinion. Yet it is NEVER talked about in conservative circles.

KMav on February 26, 2013 at 9:43 PM

The First Amendment ain’t so sacred when it is destroying the rest of the document.

Of my twelve suggested reforms, standardized reports on economic issues is number eight with access channels for in depth reports.

IlikedAUH2O on February 27, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Not only is the Dallas-area per-capita income of $39,548 comfortably above the national average of $37,000, but it’s growing fastest in the top half of wages above $16 an hour.

$16 an hour is $33K.

You probably do need $40K per person to live comfortably in Dallas, a big city, as compared to some other more rural places in Texas. A family would need/ and have, at least $80K who are living there now?

So it would be less fun to live in Dallas on $16 per hour.

Does anyone know if this is true, not the “fun” part, but the $80K question?

If you send all your money home to Mexico, that is quite a bit of cash. Texas should be watching the outflow of cash, especially where $16 is too much for business owners, and they are tempted to pay $10 under the table. Perry needs to crack down now on the under the table economy, even the nannies and lawn services. He needs to figure out a reward for those who comply with all the business costs of being a legal business.

Also, the drawing more people to an urban area starts to cause the kind of expenses that big cities like L.A. and NYC have. It’s the entropy of growth, and the demand for a government solution to city problems. It would be better for Perry to post a sign that says, don’t come here unless you see yourself making $80K, and if you come here to make $33, you better get a room mate, or commute. (Old urban areas find that the illegals pile in any number of people under one roof, pool their resources, sponge off government resources and send their own money home.) Perry’s come one, come all, new gold rush message might ought to be tempered.

Fleuries on February 27, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Oh Yeah! I came down to the DFW area in the summer of 1977 and have never witnessed anything but what could be factually called “A boom economy”; at least compared to the rest of this country. Great place! Come on down; but be conservative! We love our guns, Bibles, and God-given liberties…

elihu on February 27, 2013 at 2:41 AM

And you stayed?

Isn’t that kind of stupid?

itsspideyman on February 27, 2013 at 9:13 AM

After a long period of unemployment, I started a new job Monday.

In Dallas, Texas.

Rebar on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Congratulations…

Lunch at Hook, Line & Sinker on Lemmon Ave. is the best in Gulf Seafood and there’s plenty of good BBQ just about everywhere.

workingclass artist on February 27, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Texas first. Texas forever.

Ars Moriendi on February 26, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Amen

workingclass artist on February 27, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Came to Dallas to school at SMU from Chicago in 1975. Currently in the Real Estate Development business. Best move I ever made, for business, not many good ole boy barriers, easy to break though, virtually everyone has moved here at some point in their lives, no state income tax and a pro-business attitude. Largely conservative (outside of the core areas of Dallas, Houston and Austin), golf year round, great looking women, friendly people. Negative is the heat in June, July and August, but I’d rather take three months of heat than six months of cold. C’mon down!

bhawknine on February 27, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Ah, what could have been. Second look at Gov. Perry.

Panther on February 26, 2013 at 8:45 PM

He was my first choice for President this last time around and I still have a Rick Perry for President Bumper Sticker on my car. It is the only bumper sticker on my car.

Theophile on February 27, 2013 at 12:11 AM

Yeah…

A strong record and smart policy ideas used to matter…

So I guess we’ll see what develops.

workingclass artist on February 27, 2013 at 9:56 AM

“Texans love their independence — and their guns.

State Rep. Jeff Leach, R-Plano, is proposing to give Texans more of both.

Leach has filed the “Texas Gun Ownership Reinforcement Act,” a bill to create a new tax-free holiday where consumers won’t be charged taxes on guns, ammunition or hunting supplies one day out of the year:

Texas Independence Day, March 2.

“Texas must take the lead in the fight against the federal government’s attempts to infringe on our Second Amendment rights,” Leach said, adding that this bill gives “law-abiding citizens, hunters and sportsmen the opportunity to save money on firearm and hunting equipment, benefiting Texas taxpayers and small business owners and spurring economic growth.

“As we fight against the federal government’s overreach, there is no more appropriate day to instate this tax-free holiday than on Texas Independence Day….”

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/26/4646489/lawmakers-wants-a-sales-tax-holiday.html#storylink=cpy

workingclass artist on February 27, 2013 at 10:15 AM