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Stimulus has helped 153,000 Florida workers

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The grand total of Florida workers who were helped directly or indirectly by jobs saved or created since the start of the stimulus bill more than a year ago amounts to 153,000. That’s the estimate from the Federal Council of Economic Advisers. Jobs “saved” means layoffs that were prevented as a result of the bill, officially known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. A year ago, Florida expected to receive about $12.5 billion from the stimulus bill.…

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