Texas in Boom: Did the Growth Help Working Families Get Ahead?

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Don Baylor /(512) 320-0222 x 108

December 15, 2009

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Despite strong growth in indicators related to GDP, population, employment and exports in one of the state’s largest boom times, the overall conditions for low-income working families saw little improvement since 2004. This report updates how Texas’ working families fared during a period of economic growth and proposes policy solutions to ensure that the state invests in work force and skill development for working Texans.