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08/30/2012 07:15 pm ET

California Is Suddenly Adding Jobs Faster Than Texas--Why?

After the Great Recession, it became something of a sport among policy nerds to compare the relative merits of Texas' and California's economies. Think Goofus and Gallant, with high-unemployment, big government-loving California as the former, and low-regulation, job-creating Texas as the latter.

But as I noted earlier this month, and Bloomberg reports today, the Golden State now seems to be getting the upper hand:

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