Economics

We've Got to Protect Those Phoney-Baloney Jobs Not Really Saved or Created Stimulus Jobs! (Interactive Map Edition)

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The good fellas at the Washington Examiner provide a continuously updated national service/interactive map of "bogus jobs 'created or saved' by the Stimulus."

Examples:

Moultrie, GA. The Southwest Georgia Community Action Council claimed to have saved 935 jobs with the $1.3 million it received, even though only 508 people work there. In fact, the group used most of its grant to give raises and now says it created 9.35 jobs. Source: AP

Cocoa, FL. The Child Care Association of Brevard County reported creating 129 jobs with $98,669 in stimulus money. In fact, "the cash was used to give…129 employees a 3.9 percent cost-of-living raise." Source: AP

Toledo, OH. Koring Group reported hiring 52 people, but it turns out that they double-counted jobs that "only lasted about two months." The FCC estimates that "actual job count is closer to five." Source: AP

All told, the number of jobs "not really created or saved" by the stimulus is around 80,000, a number that will increase as more information becomes available.

Go here for map.