Texas Leads Nation in Job Creation

303,000 in the past year alone


In a June ad campaign that ran in New York, California, and Illinois, the Texas governor makes the case for businesses to check out Texas as a landing spot to escape the high taxes, regulations, and generally inflated cost of doing business of these blue states.

"Why have more jobs and businesses moved to Texas than any other state? Our state is No. 1 for business because we have no state income tax," Perry said in the ad. Meanwhile, Texas "has added more jobs than any state in the nation over the last five years."

That's actually true. Since June 2008, Texas has added 889,685 jobs, including 303,000 in the past year alone, more than any other single state, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.