The number of jobless Texans has nearly doubled over that time period, as the state’s economy has struggled.
In Texas, the number of people with jobs has fallen by 3.4 million since 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Joblessness has hit a new high of 15.9 percent this year.
The state has one of the highest jobless rates in the country.
As a result, Texans are increasingly being forced to work outside the home.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the percentage of Texans working part time has nearly quadrupled since 2007, as families have been pushed into the workforce to help with the recession.
This has caused Texas to see a significant increase in child poverty, which is at nearly 17 percent.
The Texas Tribune reported that the number and rate of homeless people have nearly doubled since 2009.
In a report from the Texas Tribune, the report found that more than 4,400 people have died on the streets in the Lone Star State since 2010.
The number is expected to rise as the recession continues and people are forced to take on extra burdens of caring for their children, elderly parents, and the disabled.
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