The Tribune loves infographics, including the recent one posted by Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign called “State of Texas Economy.” But like any information distributed by a political campaign, it deserves the scrutiny of a fact-checking exercise.
Perry campaign claim: 384,000 jobs were created from August 2009 to 2011
Texas actually created 387,900 jobs during this time period — slightly more than the Perry campaign reported — according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s also true that Texas created more jobs during this period than any other state in the nation.
But the omission ...