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Stimulus job reports riddled with errors, inflated numbers

A stimulus job report that says more than 10,000 jobs were saved or created in Wisconsin is rife with errors, double counting and inflated numbers based more on satisfying federal formulas than creating real jobs,” according to a report by Ben Poston of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. One of the problems is linked to cases where jobs are funded by both federal grants and loans. In these instances, the number was reported twice therefore doubling the actual number jobs created.

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