Richardson is correct, but doesn't mention the fine print.
In touting his economic record as New Mexico's governor, Richardson's campaign produced a TV ad noting the pace of the state's job growth while he's been in office. Although the state was ranked sixth in August 2006 for job growth, it most recently ranked 15th. A more accurate statement would be to say that the state "ranked as high as sixth in the nation."
New Mexico Governor's Office, Governor announces fourth year of tax cuts
Albuquerque Journal, "New Mexico Rising: The new jobs appearing in the state pay better than previous years, April 26, 2007"
Interviews: James Peach, New Mexico State University; Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico; Lee Reynis, Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of New Mexico, Gerry Bradley, NM Voices for Children.
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