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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry Regarding State's Unemployment Rate Decreasing


Location: Austin, TX

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the state's November unemployment rate of 8.0 percent, a decrease from 8.3 percent in October:

"A decrease in our unemployment rate, which is a full two percentage points below the national average is a pretty strong validation of the approach we take here in Texas and bears out what employers and national business publications have been saying about our state. Over the past two months while the nation as a whole lost 122,000 jobs, Texas gained nearly 70,000 jobs, which is promising news for those Texans who are seeking employment.

"Unemployment is still an issue for too many families, but our state will keep working to cultivate a job-friendly business climate until every Texan who wants a job can have one."

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