So much for Governor GoodHair’s jobs record….
I do hope people are paying attention. If Rick Perry wants to run on his record, so be it! It’s not much of a record unless you are for crony capitalism, job losses and executing innocent people….
From the Austin Statesman:
The Texas unemployment rate reached 8.5 percent in August, its highest rate since June of 1987.
That’s an increase from 8.4 percent in July.
Those numbers come from the U.S. Department of Labor. The numbers were confirmed by the Texas Workforce Commission, which says the state lost 1,300 jobs in August. Texas gained 8,100 private-sector jobs, but those jobs were wiped out by job losses in the public sector.
For the year, Texas has added 272,000 jobs in the private sector but lost 19,000 government jobs. In August alone, the state lost 11,500 jobs in local government, for a net loss of 9,400 government jobs.
The Texas unemployment rate ranks 27th, tied with Colorado.
Gov. Rick Perry is trying to make the Texas jobs record the centerpiece of his campaign.