Slate has posted an extraordinary way to view the recession’s effects on unemployment since January, 2007. Push the green arrow and keep your eyes on the Dallas area. While the rest of the country is getting hit,Â our jobs continue to grow, then the growth becomes slower, then stallsÂ until December, 2008 — then wham!
Texas exceptionalism was, I regret to report, a temporary phenonmenon. The ABC News/Forbes list I posted yesterday was not as up-to-date as Slate’s.