Jobs: Texas v California

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Texas governor Rick Perry has for years been saying that his state leads the nation in job creation, contrasting Texas with California, where he says regulation and high taxes squash growth. Perry’s even traveled here to woo businesses to the Lone Star state. So, is it true?

We found out today that the national unemployment rate ticked up to 6.7 percent last month. And the economy only added a modest one-hundred-seventy-five thousand jobs. Should Californians be packing their bags for Texas?

Credits

Guest:
Phillip Longman - New America Foundation

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott