Texas continues to lead the nation in job creation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

From January 2010 to January 2011, employers in Texas added 253,900 new positions, meaning the Lone Star State was responsible for about a fifth of the nation’s job creation. The states with the next best job growth, California and Pennsylvania, added just 89,400 and 70,300 new jobs, respectively.

Such impressive job creation statistics beg the question: What does Texas know that all of these other states don’t?

The answer, of course, is that Texans understand that meaningful job creation occurs in the private sector and that by reducing the footprint of government, the economy will naturally create jobs on its own.

-James Quintero