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Stimulus boosts 8,000 jobs

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High Five
Tuesday, October 13, 2009

According to the state's report, Oregon has spent about $1 billion in stimulus money to save or create jobs. At least three out of four jobs were in government work.

The lion's share of the money - about $750 million, went to beefing up entitlement programs, such as Medicaid, unemployment benefits and food stamps.

But the remaining quarter-billion has been spread among public schools, universities, public safety and construction projects that have spared teacher layoffs, kept prisons open and allowed contractors to hire new workers.

Read the full story at OregonLive.com.

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