White House’s Latest Projection: 11,000 Jobs Created or Saved in Montana

By Beacon Staff

Just hours before President Barack Obama was scheduled to sign the $789-billion stimulus plan, the White House released a revised estimate of how many jobs the bill will save or create in each state (.pdf). In Montana, according to the Obama administration, the impact is 11,000 jobs. Nationwide, the administration says:

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 90% in the private sector.

Earlier this month, when the bill’s price tag was approaching $900 billion, the Obama administration estimated that it would create or save 12,300 jobs in Montana.

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