This excellent article goes on to explain the Lone Star State's success is due to no state income tax; a business-friendly climate; right-to-work laws; and Texas has a small govt. with a balanced budget...
The data are even more notable because they're calculated on a "sum of states" basis, which the BLS does not use because they can have sampling errors. Using straight nonfarm payroll employment, Texas accounts for 45% of net U.S. job creation. Modesty is not typically considered a Texas virtue, but the results speak for themselves.
Texas is also among the few states that are home to more jobs than when the recession began in December 2007. The others are North Dakota, Alaska and the District of Columbia. If that last one sounds like an outlier at first, remember the government boom of the Obama era, which has helped loft D.C. payrolls 18,000 jobs above the pre-crisis status quo. Even so, Texas is up 30,800."
Everything the deep blue Obamanation is not.
Remember this Index of Personal and Economic Freedom inter-active map? Texas ranked 14 out of 50 states.
NY & Pennsylvania ranked 50 & 31, respectively.
CC: BHO & his Congressional sycophants running this economy onto the rocks.