Adding It Up

Friday, February 13, 2009

Projections on how the stimulus bill would affect the District, Maryland and Virginia:

JOBS CREATED OR SAVED OVER TWO YEARS:

The District: 12,000

Maryland: 66,000

Virginia: 93,000

SCHOOLS REFURBISHED

The District: 34

Maryland: 138

Virginia: 165

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS:

The District: 36,000 people who lost jobs in the recession get an extra $100 a month; 9,000 additional laid-off people get extended unemployment benefits.

Maryland: 242,000 people who lost jobs in the recession get an extra $100 a month; 40,000 additional laid-off people get extended unemployment benefits.

Virginia: 247,000 people who lost jobs in the recession get an extra $100 a month; 46,000 additional laid-off people get extended unemployment benefits.

SOURCE: The White House, which derived some figures from the National Employment Law Project


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