America’s job growth since recession comes from Texas

by Ryan Streeter on January 26, 2015. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

Here are some sentences to ponder:

Between the start of the recession in December 2007 and December 2014, the net job increase in America stood at 1.169 million.

During this same period, Texas created 1,444,290 jobs.

The other 49 states and the District of Columbia lost 275,000 jobs when viewed collectively minus Texas.

Therefore, Texas accounts for ALL of the U.S. net employment increase since the Great Recession.

This comes via Mark Perry at AEI, who also provides this graph to help make the point:

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