Not every year
Salaries of Austin residents who don't work for city government "have not been going up 3 percent a year for the last several years."
"In the last seven years of my tenure, Texas created 1.5 million new jobs. As a matter of fact, without Texas, America would have lost 400,000 jobs."
Tough all over
Texas Organizing Project
"The unemployment rate among blacks in Texas is 9.5% -- far more than double white unemployment -- and wages have fallen for black workers in Texas since 2000."
Jobbed on jobs?
The U.S. unemployment rate has "been massaged, it’s been doctored."
The Texas leg of the Keystone pipeline "has already created 4,800 jobs in just the year it's been up and running."
Texas, by far
Starting in December 2007, "1.4 million jobs were created in Texas. In that same period, the rest of the country lost 400,000 jobs."
Leticia Van de Putte
Dan Patrick said that if women "get paid less than a man for the same job, that that’s not a problem."
Tax among reasons for cuts
Obamacare medical device tax "has led to the loss of thousands of jobs" in U.S.
Ups and downs
"Every month, we get the reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that say even more people have given up looking for work."
Right spirit, but...
According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.
Bookends two out of 140-plus months
Unemployment in Texas has risen over two percentage points with Rick Perry as governor.
More like $2,000 less, study indicates
"Texas women make an average of $8,355 less per year than men doing the very same job."
Some, not all
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
Study: 21 percent of region's economic oomph
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
Cue the great recession
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
Jobs jobs jobs
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
UPDATED: Poverty up since 2000, but local rate sometimes goes down
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Other nations’ rates fell
Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."
Decrease in government jobs
"We’re seeing now 30 straight months of private-sector job growth, 4.6 million jobs created."
Workforce would be 4.6 million larger
Says if labor force participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama became president, unemployment would be 11 percent.
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