Archive for Friday, October 30, 2009

White House to correct report on stimulus jobs

October 30, 2009


— The White House is promising that new figures being released today will be a more accurate showing of progress in President Barack Obama’s economic recovery plan. It aggressively defended an earlier, faulty count that overstated by thousands the jobs created or saved so far.

Ed DeSeve, serving as Obama’s stimulus overseer, said the administration has been working for weeks to correct mistakes in early counts that identified more than 30,000 jobs paid for with stimulus money. He said a new stimulus report today should correct many mistakes an Associated Press review found that showed the earlier report overstated thousands of stimulus jobs.


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