Monday, December 07, 2009

More job "creation" silliness from Ga and SD

In Georgia, theAtlanta Journal-Constitution reports, $19.7 million in stimulus funds was spent on a program that created 2,601 jobs. But the problem is, those jobs were part of a summer employment and training program, and by the time the state was reporting their creation to the federal government, the majority of those jobs had already ended.


In South Dakota, the Rapid City Journal reports that job creation is lagging behind federal goals for the state. When the stimulus package was pitched last winter, the administration estimated that 10,000 jobs would be created over the two-year course of the stimulus. But so far, just 2,200 jobs have been created, writes Kevin Woster.