In Texas, which has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, some of the nation’s biggest companies have earned the most payouts.
And they’re doing it in ways that are designed to get companies to spend more money, not less.
Texas is one of just a handful of states where more than half of all companies have been awarded a total of $20 billion in compensation since 2009, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
That’s an increase of nearly 70 percent since 2010.
The average payout in the states is more than double the national average, and nearly quadruple the average payout for the 10 states with the highest number of employees, according a study from the left-leaning research group The Hill.
The payouts are being awarded by state-level companies, which are responsible for providing customer service to consumers, paying drivers and setting prices.
That means Texas is receiving the most money, the Center’s analysis found.
“There’s a certain level of arrogance at play,” said Robert C. Stumpf, an economics professor at George Mason University and the former head of the Federal Reserve Board.
“If you’re getting paid more than the average person in your state, then you think you’re doing a better job than the person in that state.”
The study found that companies have made more than $3 billion in the last five years in compensation, while employees have been paid about $2.6 billion in annual pay.
In Texas, Texas Tech University earned the highest payout of $8.8 million, followed by Texas Instruments, where the average employee was paid $8,400 in 2014.
The average compensation for Texas Tech employees was $81,900 in 2014, according an analysis from the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The companies also have had some of their largest annual bonuses awarded, the report found.
The University of Texas at Austin received $5.5 million in 2014 in compensation and $8 million in 2015.
The University of Pennsylvania earned $5 million last year in compensation.
The Ohio State University, which had the third-highest average compensation, received $1.4 million in compensation in 2014 and $2 million in 2016.
The study also found that the average annual wage for an employee of a Texas-based company has increased over the last 10 years, but the average pay for a company with fewer than 100 employees has decreased.
The increase was largely due to higher wages for lower-paid employees, with the average hourly wage increasing by just $0.03 over the same period, the study found.
In 2016, Texas earned the fourth-highest amount of national total compensation.
That is more money than the U.S. earned in the previous decade.
That total includes compensation for workers in Texas’ federal government and the federal government’s civilian employees.