Perry Touts Texas Private Sector Job Growth in New Ad

October 13, 2010

in Economy,Election 2010,Governor,Politics


Sources and script after the jump
Awaiting reply from White campaign.

“Texas is on the right path. As your governor, job creation is my top priority.”

Text: Governor Rick Perry

“Since I took office, Texas has added more than 850,000 new jobs.”

Text: Texas has added more than 850,000 new jobs

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), current employment statistics, employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted, from Jan. 2001 (when Gov. Perry took office) to Jan. 2010 (most recent official employment numbers).
Texas: Jan. 2001: 9,542,400; June 2010: 10,395,800; Change: 853,000 gain
Complete BLS nonfarm employment statistics (Jan. 2001-Aug. 2010) available online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/38920588/BL…

“In fact, since 2005, 80 percent of the new private sector jobs in America … ”

Text: 80% of the new private sector jobs in America

“were created right here in Texas.”

Text: Created right here in Texas

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), current employment statistics, employees on private payrolls by state and selected industry sector, not seasonally adjusted
Texas: August 2005: 8,132,900; August 2010: 8,580,600; Change: 447,000 gain
Only eight other states plus District of Columbia increased their number of private sector jobs from Aug. 2005 to Aug. 2010 for a total of 116,300 new private sector jobs outside Texas.
Texas’ 447,700 new private sector jobs / 564,000 total in United States = 79.4 percent
Complete BLS private sector employment statistics (Aug. 2005-Aug. 2010) available online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/38921591/BL…

“Texas is on the right track.”

“Low taxes … ”

Text: Low taxes

SOURCE: “Texas’ State/Local Tax Burden Among Nation’s Lowest,” Tax Foundation, http://www.taxfoundation.org/research…

“balanced budget … ”

Text: Balanced budget

SOURCE: LBB report on conference committee report from May 2009 for SB1 (the budget) http://www.lbb.state.tx.us/Bill_81/5_…

“and strong public schools … ”

Text: Strong public schools

SOURCES: “Closing the Expectations Gap,” Achive, March 2010, http://www.achieve.org/files/AchieveC…
EXCERPTS: “With the passage of HB 3 in June 2009, Texas became the only state that meets the minimum criteria Achieve believes necessary to measure and provide incentives for college and career readiness,” and, “Texas has the most comprehensive approach to college- and career-ready accountability.”
http://www.achieve.org/files/AchieveC… (Page 21)

“make Texas the number one state for job creation.”

SOURCES:
U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, current employment statistics, employees on nonfarm payrolls by state and selected industry sector, seasonally adjusted, from Jan. 2001 (when Gov. Perry took office) to Jan. 2010 (most recent official employment numbers).
Texas: Jan. 2001: 9,542,400; June 2010: 10,395,800; Change: 853,000 gain
United States: Jan. 2001: 122,856,800; June 2010: 119,671,800, Change: 3,185,000 loss
Complete BLS nonfarm employment statistics (Jan. 2001-Aug. 2010) available online at http://www.scribd.com/doc/38920588/BL…
“By any measure, Texas tops nation in job creation,” Houston Chronicle, 8/24/10, http://blogs.chron.com/txpotomac/2010…

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