Economic stimulus saved 325,000 education jobs, administration says

Nov. 2, 2009
Number represents more than half of all jobs that were protected

From The New York Times: Of the 640,239 jobs that the federal economic stimulus is credited with creating or saving, more than half — 325,000 — were in education, the Obama administration says. Most were teachers’ jobs that states said were saved when stimulus money averted a need for layoffs.

From OCTOBER 2009: The Obama administration says that the federal stimulus package enacted earlier this year save or created more than 250,000 education jobs. The estimate came in a report issued by the
Domestic Policy Council Executive Office of the President in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Education. "These jobs include teachers, principals, and support staff in elementary and secondary schools, and educational, administrative, and support personnel in institutions of higher education," the report says.

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