WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of jobs created or saved by infrastructure projects funded by the U.S. economic stimulus plan more than doubled in June from May, according to a report released Tuesday by a House of Representatives committee.
At the end of June, 49,377 jobs had been "created or sustained" by water, highway and public transportation projects, compared to slightly more than 21,000 jobs at the end of May.
The Pacific Northwestern state of Washington accounted for the most jobs of any state or territory at 3,481, with the bulk of those concentrated in highway repairs.
According to the Transportation Department, Washington has also been obligated some $627.8 million out of the $22.7 billion the states have requested from the federal government under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Any better ways to create jobs?
Answer by Carpy at 9:01 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Considering Oregon has one of the highest unemployment rates (12.2%) in the US, I think the jobs they 'claim' to create or 'sustain' is minimal. And let's look at WHY Oregon is so high? Animal rights vs loggers. Animal Rights won.
What the report doesn't say is like in NC, where Joe biden claimed the jobs/project with the stimulus. However it was the BUSH admin to created and stimulated those jobs. So where is the proof that this isn't more of THAT crap
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:10 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 9:12 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
And they still haven't scientifically proven that those jobs were actually saved. It is a claim they make based on their interpretation, but there are NO FACTS to define (mathematically or scientifically) when a job is "saved".
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:13 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:06 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Proof? Lets see...Construction projects are TEMPORARY, so unless the firm picks up new projects they lay off people. Many new projects were created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Answer by SRiveroC at 10:13 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
SRiveroC And since construction jobs are the jobs this package was designed to create how exactly are those temporary jobs supposed to help our country long term?
Answer by BlueCollarMama at 11:39 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:20 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 3:26 AM on Jul. 29, 2009