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The $787 billion economic stimulus package has created or saved between 1.7 million and 2 million jobs, but its impact on the economy ebbed slightly in the final quarter of 2009 compared with prior months, the White House said Tuesday night. Read the full article.

By Jodi Westrick  |  January 13, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I was offered and accepted a job in November with a company that had had a hiring freeze for 9 months before getting the stimulus money. The job is funded for two years, so it's not just a temporary job.

Posted by: onifadee | January 13, 2010 8:37 AM

Though I was fortunately never unemployed during the downturn, I'm now considering an attractive offer from a green energy startup that plans to ramp up hiring significantly this year.

While the direct impact of the stimulus may be ebbing, I think we can expect to see a second peak as the secondary effects - the new economic activity resulting from stimulus investments - gets going.

Posted by: martimr1 | January 13, 2010 11:31 AM

so the washington post just parrots the official line out of the white house, that approx. two million jobs have been "created" or "saved" without any scrutiny?

a real news organization would never even use the metric "created or saved", scientists impossible to determine, with any reasonable degree of certainty, whether a job has been saved.

Posted by: dummypants | January 13, 2010 1:05 PM

While the direct impact of the stimulus may be ebbing, I think we can expect to see a second peak as the secondary effects - the new economic activity resulting from stimulus investments - gets going.
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right, and thats why the unemployment rate is going to hit 11% before the year is out.

"investments"? yes, very very bad misguided ones.

Posted by: dummypants | January 13, 2010 1:07 PM

why isnt any news organization asking how many of these alleged jobs created are part time jobs, lasting only a few weeks or a couple months. a permanent job and a short term one arent not created equal, but the white house is banking on the public assuming all these jobs are permanent, sustainable ones.

Posted by: dummypants | January 13, 2010 1:09 PM

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