August 22, 2011, Santa Fe, NM -- According to an article published in The Daily Caller, job growth in New Mexico during the tenure of former Governor and Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson tops that of Texas under Governor Rick Perry.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, C.J. Ciaramella writes in The Daily Caller that “during Perry’s tenure overall — from January 2003 to January 2011 — job growth in Texas was 7.2 percent.”

In comparison, Ciaramella finds “another former governor in the race who perhaps has a better overall job number than even Perry. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson had a job-growth rate of 11.6 percent between 1995 and 2003.”

Restating his reaction to other reports about his jobs record, Johnson said of the Daily Caller article, "We proved in New Mexico that what government can do to stimulate job growth is get out of the private sector's way and provide an environment of tax and regulatory certainty. Government does not create jobs, but it can certainly create obstacles to job growth. In New Mexico, we worked every day to remove those obstacles, and doing so produced real results." 

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About Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, a Republican and two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty.