Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Perry on February 2014 Texas Job Growth

Texas Unemployment Rate Remains 5.7%; National Unemployment Rate Sits at 6.7%
Friday, March 28, 2014  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding data from the Texas Workforce Commission showing Texas added 37,600 jobs in February 2014:

"Job growth of this magnitude is about much more than just attractive statistics on a printed page; it means more choices and better options for Texas jobseekers, stronger families and communities, and brighter futures for our children. The commitment we made more than a decade ago to practicing fiscal responsibility and enacting job-friendly policies continues to pay huge dividends, helping keep Texas the best place in the nation to live, work, build a business or raise a family."

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