Mend over matter

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For those of you who are inclined to think that Massachusetts is on the mend and on the move, perhaps some graphics will shake you from your dream-space. G. Scott Thomas of the Business Journals provides the goods:

Texas has enjoyed an unequaled economic boom the past 10 years.

The inventory of private-sector jobs in Texas increased by 732,800 between April 2001 and the same month this year, according to an On Numbers analysis of new federal employment data.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts is 42nd in the nation for job creation oops, 8th in the nation for job loss since 2001.


In the past year (April 2010 to April 2011), the state of TX has added 250,000 jobs. In the past year, MA has added 34,000 jobs. Are you happy with those outcomes?