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How Stimulus Spending and Unemployment Match Up

How Stimulus Spending and Unemployment Match Up

by Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica - January 26, 2008 3:00 pm EST

ProPublica analyzed $43 billion in transportation and infrastructure targeted for the 50 states and District of Columbia under the proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. On a per capita basis, states with higher unemployment rates tend to get less spending. To get details for each state, roll your mouse over a bubble.

To get another picture of the relationship of state's funding vs unemployment, check out our scatterplot chart.

This chart and other stories are part of Eye on the Stimulus, our blog dedicated to tracking the stimulus from bill to building.

Sources: Sources: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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