Workers carry potted trees to a truck for delivery at Native Texas Nursery in Travis County.NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMANLocal employers added about 1,200 jobs during the month, a 0.1 increase that was in line with typical Decembers, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. The growing payrolls helped absorb not only the expanding labor force in the region, but also brought more unemployed workers back into jobs, the commission said.
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Sen. Schwertner: Medicaid recipients “should bear some responsibility for the cost of their own health care.”Federal policy change unlikely to have much effect in Texas since state already limits Medicaid eligibility. An influential Texas lawmaker says he supports a new federal policy that allows states to impose work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
@DanKeshet@JayCrossley@paulkrugman Right. I’m don’t think one would use the 2008-09 period to measure anything about success of TX vs CA state policies (tho TX politicians were happy to do so). Maybe 2011-16 a more stable time, but oil/gas downturn in there will skew to CA’s favor. Not entirely a policy issue.
@JayCrossley@DanKeshet@paulkrugman True a gap there, but could argue oil/gas booms provide TX a benefit CA doesn’t get. (Not arguing merits, but there is a premium to be had in good times.) Also, can pick periods in CA, especially during real estate crash, where one could find issue w/ CA economic mix.
@JayCrossley I hear you. And yeah, much was oil and gas and ripple effect of that. Saw the same trend in jobs. TX job growth below national average in 2015 and 2016 before rebounding last year (as energy/manufacturing recovered).
@JayCrossley You’re looking correct on GDP. Trying to figure out my figures. FWIW, Dallas Fed notes its biz cycle index as a rough proxy for recession definitions (includes GDP, employment, etc.). Can see its activity here: https://t.co/wkHPGSKfIn
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