White House Releases State-By-State Employment Data on Impact of American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a briefing with National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, the White House today released state-by-state data detailing the jobs impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.  Summers discussed President Barack Obama’s plan to create jobs, stimulate the economy, and foster long-term economic growth.

"We need to immediately jumpstart job creation and President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will help those who have suffered the most during this economic crisis.  Our economy is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis and we need to act now," Summers said today.

Obama’s plan will create 3-4 million jobs over the next two years.  See below for state-by-state data detailing the employment impact of the recovery plan.


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan is a nationwide effort to create jobs, jumpstart growth and transform our economy to compete in the 21st century. The President has set a central goal that this plan will create or save 3 to 4 million jobs over the next two years. Independent analyses by Macroeconomic Advisers and Moody’s have confirmed that the recovery plan will meet this jobs goal. Jobs created will be in a range of industries from clean energy to health care, with over 90% in the private sector.

The table below outlines the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan on employment by state. The estimates are derived from an analysis of the overall employment impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act conducted by Christina Romer, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist for the Vice President, and detailed estimates of the working age population, employment, and industrial composition of each state. These estimates are tentative, and subject to change based on the final composition of the legislation. 

Employment Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan
State Estimated Effect
Alabama 55,000
Alaska 9,000
Arizona 74,000
Arkansas 33,000
California 421,000
Colorado 63,000
Connecticut 44,000
Delaware 11,000
District of Columbia 13,000
Florida 218,000
Georgia 113,000
Hawaii 17,000
Idaho 18,000
Illinois 158,000
Indiana 79,000
Iowa 39,000
Kansas 35,000
Kentucky 51,000
Louisiana 53,000
Maine 16,000
Maryland 70,000
Massachusetts 83,000
Michigan 116,000
Minnesota 70,000
Mississippi 32,000
Missouri 73,000
Montana 12,000
Nebraska 24,000
Nevada 36,000
New Hampshire 17,000
New Jersey 106,000
New Mexico 23,000
New York 228,000
North Carolina 111,000
North Dakota 9,000
Ohio 142,000
Oklahoma 42,000
Oregon 46,000
Pennsylvania 152,000
Rhode Island 13,000
South Carolina 54,000
South Dakota 10,000
Tennessee 75,000
Texas 286,000
Utah 33,000
Vermont 8,000
Virginia 99,000
Washington 80,000
West Virginia 21,000
Wisconsin 74,000
Wyoming 8,000

Population Estimates: U.S. Department of Commerce. Population Division: U.S. Census. Bureau. "Estimates of the Population by Selected Age Groups for the United States." July 1, 2007.  Release Date: May 1, 2008. Employment Data: U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Current Employment Statistics.  2007 Annual - Employment, Hours, and Earnings - State and Metro Area. 2008. Stimulus Employment Projections: Romer, Christina and Jared Bernstein. "The Job Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan." January 9, 2009.

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