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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 17, 2009

White House Releases State by State Numbers; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Save or Create 3.5 Million Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House today released state-specific details on the local impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a nationwide effort to create jobs, jumpstart growth and transform our economy to compete in the 21st century. The compromise package of $789 billion will create or save 3.5 million jobs over the next two years. Jobs created will be in a range of industries from clean energy to health care, with over 90% in the private sector…

And here’s what that means for Missouri:

…The table [pdf] below outlines the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act compromise package on employment by state. The estimates are derived from an analysis of the overall employment impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act conducted by Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist for the Vice President, and detailed estimates of the working age population, employment, and industrial composition of each state…

Missouri 69,000

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And here’s what this means for Missouri by congressional district:

…The table [pdf] below outlines outlines the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act compromise package on employment by congressional district….

…Missouri 69,000

Congressional District 1 Missouri 7,000

Congressional District 2 Missouri 8,100

Congressional District 3 Missouri 7,800

Congressional District 4 Missouri 7,600

Congressional District 5 Missouri 7,300

Congressional District 6 Missouri 7,900

Congressional District 7 Missouri 8,000

Congressional District 8 Missouri 7,300

Congressional District 9 Missouri 7,900

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And those republican members of Congress (Representatives Akin, Blunt, Emerson, Graves, Luetkemeyer and also including Senator Kit Bond) who voted against the economic stimulus? The don’t appear to favor employment for their constituents. The do appear to favor insane republican dogma over creating and/or saving jobs.

And with these numbers the White House has provided us all a benchmark to check the progress of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.