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Stimulus at Work

October 16th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

A new report today shows Florida has spend 4 billion stimulus dollars and that has led to the creation of 64 thousand, three hundred jobs. About a third of the jobs are in education, and helped keep teachers and aids in the classroom. Stimulus Czar Don Winstead says new unemployment numbers make spending the money wisely ever more important.

“It really underscores the importance, with the announcement of the unemployment numbers today, to remain diligent, to continue to get the money out there, and continue with the job creation, because that’s important for our state,” Winstead said.
If the 64 thousand jobs had been lost, the state’s unemployment rate would have been 7 tenths of a percent higher and tied the 1975 record for unemployment.

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