August 9, 2010

Jobs Loss and Creation Since the Recovery Act

Using the most recent quarter of stimulus data from Recovery.gov and data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this chart by Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Veronique de Rugy puts job creation numbers in context. This quarter boasts the largest job creation claims yet from Recovery.gov: 755,454 temporary jobs. However, these temporary job creation numbers must be taken with the accompanying 2.62 million American jobs that have been lost since the passage of the Recovery Act.

Veronique de Rugy discusses job creation in context for C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.