This time I thought we could break it down by industry, to see if that would tell us anything about this claim that Texas job creation has been mostly about government work and minimum-wage jobettes. The most shocking thing: the greatest job losses between 2009 and 2011 were in the information industry, which includes journalists. I can't imagine why the candidates don't talk about that more often.

Also, I went on NPR's "On Point" this morning, along with economist Paul Osterman of MIT and Don Baylor, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Public Policy Priorities here in Austin, to talk about what types of jobs were created and whether we should be focused on creating any jobs we can, or holding out for the good ones (i.e., jobs that pay a living wage.) You can listen to that here.


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