Rick Perry's Texas jobs boom: The whole story By Tami Luhby @CNNMoney August 13, 2011 Of course, Texas enjoys advantages that have nothing to do with having Perry at the helm. Rich in natural resources, the state has been benefiting from the high price of oil and the expanded interest in natural gas exploration. Energy employment has soared by 16.8% over the past year alone. Rick Perry and his Texas jobs boom: The whole story - Aug. 12, 2011 Shame on you, Scary Perry. Thats not the story he told the T-Bagger in Iowa. But hell they dont know any difference if he told the truth.