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Monday, June 10th, 2013

Perry takes job raid to the Big Apple

After a couple of high profile job-poaching trips to California and Illinois, Gov. Rick Perry is planning a new raid — this time on the Big Apple.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Audio: Jobs talk puts Latino unemployment rate in spotlight

President Obama's visit to Austin on Thursday has again highlighted Texas' economic growth. But the renewed focus on the "Texas miracle" has also underscored a persistent concern in the state: higher rates of unemployment among Hispanics.

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Video: Obama’s speech on tech, manufacturing in Austin

Watch the President Obama’s speech at Applied Materials in Austin on manufacturing and technology.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On Austin visit, Obama sings city’s, school’s praises

President Obama said Thursday that Austin was the perfect spot to kick off his“Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity” tour because the city was doing so many things right economically.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Real time: Obama and the #TexasMiracle

President Obama is visiting Central Texas on Thursday, May 9 as the first stop on a national tour to emphasize middle class job creation. Watch the fanfare unfold through our Storify timeline.

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

On jobs tour, Obama in Austin to visit the ‘Texas miracle’

President Obama will visit Austin on Thursday as part of his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour.” Gov. Rick Perry thinks any tour on jobs and opportunity should start and probably end in Texas.

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Audio: Bill aims to bolster vocational training

Mario Lozoya, with Toyota Texas, whose plant is located in San Antonio, told the Senate Public Education Committee on Tuesday that the plant is "the high tech" manufacturing facility in South Texas. That's why he regularly visits...

Friday, October 19th, 2012

State, local employment outlook continues to brighten

The gains brought the state's unemployment rate to 6.8 percent, down from August's 7.1 percent and well below September's national 7.8 percent jobless rate.

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

San Marcos unemployment at 5.4 percent, Kyle at 4.8

The unemployment rate in San Marcos stood at 5.4 percent in February, a modest .4 percentage point decrease from the same month in 2011 and better than the state unemployment rate of 7.1 percent.

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