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Stimulus Package – Where the Jobs will Be

By February 18, 2009

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In two new documents -- Employment Numbers by State and Employment Numbers by Congressional District, -- the White House has attempted to predict exactly where the 3.5 million new jobs to be saved or created by the 2009 economic stimulus package will be located.

The Obama administration predicts that the jobs, to be created or saved over the next two years, will be in a range of industries from clean energy to health care, with over 90% of them in the private sector.

The primary job-creating provisions of the economic stimulus package include:

The job location estimates were prepared by Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist for the Vice President, and take into account the working age population, employment, and industrial composition of each state.

Also See:
The Economic Stimulus Package - How it Could Affect You
US Government Job Finder


February 18, 2009 at 10:08 am
(1) Mireya Delgado says:

I am not an American citizen, but am worried about the economic crisis in the United States because in addition to the fact that the American people do not deserve it, the whole world is being affected by it.

I am very happy knowing that a person with the clear down-to-earth mind is the new president. He will certainly make a big difference and hopefully will succeed in changing the present situation for good.

However, let me tell you this:

First: was the ground for going to war with Irak realistic? No.

How much money and how many lives have been lost in the Irak war? Who was /is the real winner in this war? the US? Irak? I believe none of them. The only winners are people such as the merchants of weapons and all those making good business of the war situation. All that money should have stayed in the US and no such enormous deficit would have occurred.

Now: I look at Afghanistan the same as Russia was for Napoleon. There is the Russian experience in Afganistan. Learn of it.

February 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm
(2) Rick H says:

Here’s a great visualization of the estimated jobs by state:

February 18, 2009 at 11:36 pm
(3) jackie says:

New Stimulus Bill — “Tax Help for Individuals — Provide a tax credit at a rate of 6.2 percent of earned income (after federal taxes are taken out), up to $400 for individuals and up to $800 for couples, in 2009 and 2010. The credit begins to phase out at income levels of $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for married couples filing jointly. Since the credit is “refundable,” people with no federal income-tax liability will get money back.”

February 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm
(4) Please says:

Jackie, are you a republican? It sure sounds as though you are. Until all Americans, Republican, Democrat, etc. come TOGETHER AS ONE, and stop putting each other down, stop pointing the negativity finger, and work together to solve the current crisis, things will get worse. Obama is the man America elected to TRY AND SOLVE the current economical problems. He is a man, not a god. He can only do so much, but at least he is trying. Can you at least give him a little bit of acknowledgement. I know I wouldn’t want the job of trying to fix this mess, how about you? Stop being so negative and try being just a little positive. You will be surprised at how much better you will feel.

February 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm
(5) Michele says:


February 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm
(6) Please says:

Michele, be nice, Mireya is not from here. We all know what she meant.

February 19, 2009 at 2:54 pm
(7) KingJasper05 says:

If you’re not a citizen do you think you should be receiving any government services? I don’t think you should but I’ll listen to your side.

February 19, 2009 at 3:34 pm
(8) Sulie says:

We need to give everything some time. Rome was not built in a day and we have a huge challenge in front of us. Any incoming President would have the same issues to deal with and we need to support President Obama for being brave enough to step into this giant mess he was left. We need to be optimistic and look to what the future will bring, not nit pick every little thing so far. This is all going to take time and plenty of patients….. it will get better, it may get worse first, but It will get better. I pray for President Obama to have the wisdom and strength to do the right things and I am very confident that he will.

February 19, 2009 at 3:44 pm
(9) Josh says:

Jackie? Really? He promised a tax cut, the stimulus package is suppose to be a tax credit not a tax cut there is a difference. He promised to lower taxes paid not increase or promise a certain amount back for the stimulus, these issues are on two different pages. Pay more attention in Government class before you start opening your mouth about something you clearly don’t understand.

February 19, 2009 at 5:23 pm
(10) CrazyLady says:

Well here in New York, we are just so thrilled that our new Governor has decided to take charge of the budget – by asking everyone to “share the pain”. That means no increases for employees, no this, no that, huge tax increases, although we are the top tax state in the nation – meanwhile HE gets a raise, he gives all of his STAFF a raise (they “deserve” it) and this is between 17% increase and 46% increase. Even our County Executive got $7,000 pay raise this year, although our county is also faltering. So the message is – whats good for YOU is not good for our buddies in government. Also note – did you notice how many politicans have not paid their taxes? Do you realize if YOU didn’t pay YOUR taxes, YOU would be in JAIL. But THEY don’t go to jail. Yeah, its only us stupid citizens that have to suffer. Saw a bumper sticker the other day. It was Priceless. It said “Break the Law – the illegals do it and its fine !”. I wish they had added Politicans to that statement.

February 19, 2009 at 8:05 pm
(11) Starbuck says:

I’m not a clever economist, but it seems to me that this stimulus package is absolutely the wrong thing to do… Where is the government going to get the money from? The government doesn’t have any money. It’s going to do what it has done for the countless billions of bail out money and untold billions every month for Iraq. It’s going to borrow more from the Fed… The printing presses must be running day and night, and every new dollar printed devalues the dollar in your pocket… You might feel all warm and fuzzy about getting a nice big fat stimulus check but its all a fraud. Remember that when you’re buying your bread with a wheelbarrow full of Dollars and Obama, or whoever the puppet is in the Whitehouse, shrugs his shoulders and says “Well we tried”.

February 20, 2009 at 8:13 am
(12) gg says:

The Government needs to give the money back to the people (the ones who pay into it). It would help stimulate the economy again and renew atleast some confidence in the Government. I think most people would use it to either pay off existing bills or to pay their mortgages to keep their homes.

Big Corporations are in trouble because they got greedy – it will only happen again with the money handed to them, and put us deeper in debt.

Again, they need to put the money back in the hands of the people, where it belongs…. just my 2cents!

February 20, 2009 at 9:43 am
(13) Starbuck says:

You are kinda missing the point gg, This stimulus money is coming from us, not the government… Its a hidden tax, we pay for it in the rising costs of the things you buy with it, or haven’t you noticed that prices are spiralling upwards? It just doesn’t seem like it’s connected but it is. If Obama was a real president then he would shut down the Federal Reserve and the entire banking system, put the power to print money, interest free back in its own hands and run a completely interest free banking system, that would be the way to stimulate the economy by removing the mountainous debt the country is under… Go and see what Ron Paul has to say before spending your 2 cents :D

February 20, 2009 at 4:29 pm
(14) DEBBIE says:

In response to Jackie. Pres Obama has only been in office less than 30 days. Please remember his 1st day January 21st that is not enough time to accomplish all he promised.
Relax, give the man a chance.

February 20, 2009 at 5:28 pm
(15) Starbuck says:

President Obama isn’t the issue here, nor is Bush, neither is whoever follows Obama… The president is like the C.E.O. of a company, The C.E.O. looks like the head of the company, makes all the speeches, signs all the important stuff and appears to make all the decisions but he doesn’t control the company, invisible shareholders make the decisions and the C.E.O. just follows orders… C.E.O.’s come and go just like Presidents but the shareholders stay the same and continue to determine the course of the company or country…
So it doesn’t matter if Obama has promised to paint the moon pink, HE DOESN’T MAKE THE DECISIONS!!!

February 20, 2009 at 6:21 pm
(16) Jessica Moore, CPA EA says:

The government is playing Robin Hood.
We need to abolish the IRS and institute a national sales tax. So the people that spend the money pay the taxes. Investment would not be penalized. i.e. tax on dividends and interest. Even if I lose my job, I’d rather see fairness. People who don’t have the money wouldn’t pay the taxes. There would be no income tax. Only sales tax. Businesses would be the only ones filing tax returns. There would be a whole new meaning to Caveat Emptor. It wouldn’t just include real property anymore.
We all complain about how complicated it has gotten. I deal with it every day.

Getting down off my soap box…

February 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm
(17) jerbear31 says:

Obama wanted to be President, he wanted to call the shots, he asked for it, he begged for it. I think we can feel okay questioning what he is doing with our money. It’s actually our childrens money. For the 3.5 million jobs being created the government will be spending $250,000 per job, if it was all going to job creation. I want the government to think this through a little more before they spend all my children’s money.

February 21, 2009 at 3:31 am
(18) elen says:

know what? I’m not in america, but..i’m very much affected in the crisis nowadays..my company is reducing working days,..compressing schedule..ect..just to avoid shutting down..i hope america could recover easily..so we could have costumers..

February 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm
(19) eskander says:

HI,this is the greatest crisis world have ever seen ,and not only the usa have it’s impact but the whole world and we wishes it will shallow soon .

February 21, 2009 at 4:16 pm
(20) Starbuck says:

Oh I’m sorry, I thought that there was freedom of speech here… I didn’t know that the things I wrote in my last post (which should have appeared as comment #20) were so damaging that they could not be shown on this site… I’m so glad I live in a free country

February 21, 2009 at 4:54 pm
(21) Starbuck says:

This will be the greatest crisis the world has ever seen but the coming global depression is being deliberately engineered for various reasons.

In the US the dollar is being crashed to introduce the ‘North American Union’ of Canada, US and Mexico and the new currency, the ‘Amero’ as the solution to all our financial woes. (Do a video search on ‘Lou Dobbs North American Union’)

In the UK the pound is being crashed so that they will accept the Euro, similarly Asian countries will have pressure applied to accept the Asian Pacific Union.

The ‘crisis’ will not be over soon it will be sustained until the people are desperate and frightened enough to accept any solution placed before us.

February 21, 2009 at 5:50 pm
(22) Robert says:

Starbuck: No comments have been deleted. Try posting it again.


February 21, 2009 at 8:42 pm
(23) Tom says:

i say stop helping iraq and other mid eastern countries because thats were most of americas money went.they won’t stop killing each other anyways on the first place ,for some religous belives…they make me sick.our first priority is to get back on our feet,it not going to be easy but we can do it.and this political leaders don’t they know we are heading to this economic situation were dealing now?1 year ago..they did not do anything…Ha i need no say more

February 22, 2009 at 12:02 am
(24) Lee says:

So…if the government “giving money back” is the definition of a stimulus, just think how “stimulating” a permanent tax cut and a simple tax code (e.g., flat tax) would be. Even a consumption tax, if done right, would be worth exploring. Note to all who think Obama is such a generous humanitarian: It isn’t his money he’s playing with — it is YOURS. So if the gov’t. let you keep YOUR money in the first place, instead of taking it and then determining how much of you get back (after distributing much of it to people who are looking for a handout), wouldn’t that be stimulating?

February 23, 2009 at 5:02 am
(25) Bok says:

You are all perfectionist, Mr Obama has done his job to save us all, I am not from America but our country’s an allay,we,too,are deeply affected by what you,the Americans are presently experiencing financially,so better SHUT-UP YOU,WHOEVER YOU ARE AND APPRECIATE WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, OKEY!

February 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm
(26) freddy says:
February 23, 2009 at 10:08 pm
(27) To All Americans says:

Get with the program and stop funding terrorism and wars around the world. It’s only going to come back to bite. The military aid given to Pakistan is 3 times more than the above allocation to development of science and technology with the US. What do you think they do with it? They go and fight India. What do you think the Afghans and Iraqis did with your money? First they fought the Russians, and then when you were done paying them they fought you. What do you think you are doing in Israel? More than 51% of your tax dollars go to war, which is more than any other country in the world. Yea, you can keep competitors down and give more value to the dollar by funding all these little countries around the world to fight the larger ones, but in the end it will break you from inside and outside. Your government doesn’t like to tell you, but that’s where all your deficit comes from.

February 24, 2009 at 1:04 pm
(28) Dawn says:

Iraq is spelled I-R-A-Q

February 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm
(29) Joe Hollinger says:

President Obama is only a man and can only do so much. He has to depend on those he appears to have chosen to advise him on how to achieve specific goals. The problem is that he has eleven (11) advisers that are members of the Trilateral Commission. This is a subversive group (one amongst many such groups) whose goals are to destroy the United States as a super power in order that the plans for the New World Order can reach fruition. These eleven people, aided by members of the Bilderberg Group, the Counsel on Foreign Relations (founded by David Rockefeller, who also owns Chase Bank and is reported by many to be one of the Illuminati behind the destruction of the United States.
Do an Internet search for the three organizations above and these: NeoCons, Elites, American Enterprise Institute, Skull and Bones Society, and the referenced organizations within the search results. I am sorry to say that it appears that President Obama was selected to be the mouth piece for these subversive groups because of his speaking ability and his public presence to say nothing of his racial ties to a large segment of the U.S. populace.

Folks, the United States is on the way out at a high rate of speed and if each of us doesn’t take an active part in saving it by constantly contacting your State and Federal Representatives and giving them your opinion, it is going to get saved. Haven’t you noticed how fast things are happening? How can one man have a serious understanding of what is going on on so many different fronts in such a short amount of time? There is no way. Don’t be blinded by your own hope and faith in a man. Read between the lines and don’t listen to the mainstream media. Search in the background and make your own decisions about what is going on. Don’t be mules and follow the carrot that is dangling before you.

March 7, 2009 at 11:44 am
(30) Henry says:

We Americans got exactly what we deserved. Voters refused to see that by raising taxes for the rich the cost of living for everyone would go up. Despite the fact anyone could have seen this coming. Thanks to the voters more people will file bankruptcey. Thanks to the voters we have doubled the debt. The voters who would not think for themselves followed along with the media and excused Obama for everything at every turn. Peolple do not think things through and have stopped voting patrioticly and instead greedily. Kennedy was so right “Do not think what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”! We are going to fall into a depression and we can thank the majority of the voters for it. I can not blame the government, or even President Obama, he is only doing what he said he was going to do, and still voters praise his name, thanks America I may be one of those who have to file bankruptcy, thanks a lot.

March 7, 2009 at 10:29 pm
(31) Forgodsake says:

What does she mean Americans don’t deserve it?
I work hard for what little money I make and I sure as hell didn’t start the war over in Iraq. I don’t care if she/he isn’t from here, we were the ones attacked first, so people need to keep their rude comments to themselves.

March 19, 2009 at 11:22 pm
(32) Amiee says:

California State employees are being laid off an forced to furlough when the government gives millions way in welfare to illegal immigrants. I would like the President to address welfare & immigration reform.

March 20, 2009 at 2:27 pm
(33) Starbuck says:

Forgodsake… First of all, I think she meant we don’t deserve the economic crisis, not this fraudulent stimulus package.

The thing to remember about the billions of dollars in the stimulus package is that it is being borrowed from the Fed who are just going to create it out of thin air and so devalue the dollar already in your pocket… what good is receiving a couple of thousand dollars if all the prices rise by a corresponding amount??

Yes, you did start the war in Iraq, or rather you share the responsibility for it, just as I do, and the millions around this country do because we stood by and said nothing while our government lied its way into a country that had nothing at all to do with 9/11 or terrorists…

For that matter, when did it become ok for soldiers, bristling with modern weaponry to go around killing civilians?? Or high tech bombers and fighter jets to bomb homes, hospitals and schools?? Aren’t wars supposed to be fought between armys?? I don’t remember voting for any of that either!

And as for your “we were the ones attacked first” comment, its about time you woke up to the truth… Nobody attacked us, we’ve been tricked, again, by our own government.

Forgodsake wake up for f@#K sake!

May 18, 2009 at 11:38 am
(34) jerry mcgold says:

What is the government phone number for these stimulus jobs? I want to apply.

June 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm
(35) Bob says:

I see that you have blindly support the current administration or you will criticized for being a Republican. We as Americans have the right to ask the hard questions of our Government and should expect truthful answers. I separate church and state. I have faith in my religion and do not give the same type of faith to the Government to bail us out of this mess that they helped create.

June 30, 2009 at 11:39 am
(36) Tom Foolery says:

How did we get here?

Social Security was the first thing to start failing. Simple fix? Maybe if the government did away with their own private retirement plan, which by the way is funded by our tax dollars and equal to their pay upon retirement, and they in turn share benefits of Social Security, that will probably get fixed real quick.

Increase in minimum wages? Thats just the government’s way of increasing tax revenue without raising taxes. Meanwhile the gallon of milk or loaf of bread becomes a luxury to the unemployed because once the minimum wage is increase, so is the cost of production, transportation, and the sale price. And we become unemployed because our employer cant afford those extra people’s payday due to the increase. And pass the additional cost onto us the consumers. And how about the manufacture’s slight of hand. To make the packages smaller rather than raise the price? Who caught that?

And now the big 3 of the automobile industry. Well first off if you own a car 5 years old or less and its imported here from another country,rice burners I call them, well you can’t say jack shi-. I own a 05 dodge and a Harley Davidson. My ex a Chrysler. My present wife a Chrysler. My daughters a Ford and a Chevy. My sons a Chevy and a Dodge and Harley Davidsons. Yea the auto makers got greedy and you just wanted to save a buck. But I wonder how much that buck you saved is gonna cost us now.
And what ever happened to the old adage “Buy American”?

Ya’ll think about it!

June 30, 2009 at 11:51 am
(37) Tom Foolery says:

Oh yea… The war on terrorism. We went to the Middle East to track down Osama Bin Ladin. Whatever happened to that? Well we got a little side tracked with Hussein. Figured we would catch a little action while we look for Osama? Look here, the folks has been fighting amongst themselves since before the Hatfields and McCoys. And if we ever get them calmed down and our soldiers are ever able to leave, well they’ll just start fighting each other again. They have been doing it since their existance and will continue to do so till they cease to existance. And if we stop sending them corn (sanctions) they’ll just fight hungry.

Ya’ll think about it.

August 5, 2009 at 1:44 pm
(38) Brian Ferguson says:

I can understand some of you not being completely happy with the Obama administration. I’m not either, however I realize No administration is perfect, however its your inability to find common ground, and admit when your wrong which scares me. You act as if the economy was heading in the right direction under the past eight years with Bush. Also if Obama would have listen to the GOP during the Iran riots then we probably would have been in another war, Or seen as an even pushy, overpowered, bully nation throughout the world. Thats the last thing we want to be seen as during a recession like this. However according to MCcain; Obama should have had harsh words for the president of Iran, and instigated something basically. However now it is clear sometimes countries have to work out there own problems from within.

I make this point to bring up the fact that many of you make hasty judgements, and comments. How could it not be clear to you that we needed a change of logic in the government. Now I’m not saying that there will never be a time for conservative logic in government. However the world is changing and you have to adapt. Its not about right or wrong its about discussing the issues finding common ground, and coming up with a clear logical solution. If that doesn’t work try it again. Its not about proving a point.

September 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm
(39) James says:

I think the stimulus package has done ok. I wasn’t happy that congress bogged it down with pork in the process, but the basic idea seemed solid to me.

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