Hard to measure actual job creation from stimulus

10/16/2009 | National Public Radio

Actual tracking of job creation related to stimulus investment is next to impossible, according to economists. Only about one-third of the $787 billion stimulus investment goes to programs that invest in job-creating projects or contracts. The rest goes to tax relief, increased unemployment benefits and fiscal relief to states, all of which could create jobs indirectly, but that is also hard to measure.

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