Statements about Jobs

Says that according to one economist, $1 of unemployment benefits boosts the economy by $1.61.

"Eighty percent of the net new jobs created in the state of Texas since 2009 went to the foreign-born."

Says that "we brought CHI Manufacturing, that had business in China, back to" Texas.

Says Texas unemployment is dire in various ways such as a doubling in the jobless rate during Rick Perry's governorship. Also, the Texas rate has increased faster than the national rate during Barack Obama's presidency.

"In Texas, we created over 1 million new jobs while the rest of the nation lost over 2 million."

"During Sherrod Brown’s past decade as a D.C. politician, more than one out of every four jobs that has left America, left from Ohio. ... Sherrod Brown will own these horrendous Ohio job numbers next year."

Says more than 1 million Texans are jobless, the state has its highest unemployment rate in more than 20 years and joblessness doubled on Rick Perry’s watch.

Says the private sector in Texas created 1 million jobs over the past decade.

Says Texas’ unemployment rate has doubled on Rick Perry’s watch.

"When you look at what we have done over the last decade, we created 1 million jobs in the state of Texas. At the same time, (the rest of) America lost 2.5 million."

Congressional Budget Office "says 8 (percent) unemployment till 2014!"

Says that before Rick Perry became governor, "only 4 percent of our total labor force was a minimum wage job ... Today, that number has more than doubled (to) 9.5 percent."

"Twenty-five states have lower unemployment than Texas" which is "tied with Mississippi for more minimum-wage jobs than anywhere in the United States."

"The only growth sector that we’ve had in the last two years in America is government growth."

Says President Barack Obama’s "own economists say the stimulus cost $278K per job ‘created.’ "

"We’re losing almost 6,000 state jobs."

"Since June 2009, about 48 percent of all the jobs created in America were in Texas."

Says that in the last five years, Texas "created more jobs than all other states combined."

"Prices are going up. Unemployment is continuing to go up."

Says that in some Texas communities, "our unemployment rate is still at 10 and 20 percent."

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