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Your stimulus at work (or not)

Michael Rosen, NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Sunday, November 29, 2009

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Kelly Cunningham, senior fellow and economist at the La Jolla-based National University System Institute for Policy Research, explains that these 1,287 jobs kept our countywide 10.2 percent unemployment from creeping up to 10.3 percent. But "this does not seem to be an effective way to spend $1.2 billion," Cunningham told me. "The spending has been slow to go where most needed, and for the most part is not targeted to sectors most impacted by the recession, or that would have a stimulative impact in creating or preserving jobs."