The Texas Tribune reported Saturday that the state has hit a two-year mark of consistent job growth. It's an achievement worth noting while many states are hampered with liberal unions and policies that stifle jobs. Texan conservative governing policies have continued to show results.
The latest Dallas Federal Reserve report indicated that the only thing that might suppress even higher growth would be uncertainty in the global and national economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Texas unemployment rate remains below the national average at 8.3 percent. In central Texas, Dallas' unemployment was at 7.4 percent.
Not only is Texas unemployment better than the national average, housing demand is increasing which has led to more construction jobs in the state. The Dallas Federal Bureau stats showed that Texas' foreclosure rate was three percent below the national average.
Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar indicated Texans have a lot to smile about economically due to consistent and sustained growth for two years. Most of Texas' jobs came from the private sector.
Governor Rick Perry firmly believes that the nation should join Texas in its conservative battle for jobs by fighting against growth strangling federal regulations that hurt small businesses and the private sector. After the Fifth Circuit Court recently vacated the Environmental Protection Agency's disapproval of Texas' flexible permitting program, Perry put out the following triumphant statement:
"This decision is a big win for jobs and a big win for Texas. Our state has demonstrated you can cultivate jobs while cleaning the air, and this finding affirms that states have the right to develop permitting processes that balance the priorities of protecting the environment and allowing our industries to thrive. It's unfortunate we had to go to such extremes to fight back against this troubling trend of overreach and reckless political activism by the Obama Administration that shows no regard for the impact on jobs or our economy."