Sunday, August 22, 2010

Stimulus funds 38K Florida jobs

The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 has funded 38,505 jobs in Florida so far, according to statistics compiled by Onvia Inc.

The Seattle-based company (Nasdaq: ONVI) that tracks government contract availability said the 38,505 jobs placed Florida at No. 5 in a ranking of all states. Pennsylvania led the list with 73,510 stimulus-created jobs.

Florida ranked No. 26 in the U.S. for stimulus funding per capita at $194. Alaska led the nation with per capita funding of $962.

Florida ranked No. 14 in the U.S. for future private-sector job creation resulting from stimulus-funded project contracts for the rest of the year. The list was led by North Carolina, followed by Vermont.

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