The $2.3 billion in federal economic-stimulus funds dedicated to Nevada is doing little for the 65,000 construction workers who lost jobs during the recession. "If you look at where the stimulus is going, how the funds were allocated and how unemployment is allocated, it's a pretty clear focus of where we're placing the stimulus money," said business consultant Jeremy Aguero in a report for the Associated General Contractors. "Very little of it is going to put people back to work."

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