Monday, September 12, 2011

American Jobs Act : Obama Right on This One !

Tennessee`s Amount of Needed Assistance !

Source :

Chattanooga's WRCB-TV: Obama sending jobs bill to Congress Monday
The American Jobs Act in Tennessee, By the numbers:

TENNESSEE (source)

The American Jobs Act calls for Tennessee to receive $1.8 billion in federal investments and create 23,600 jobs.

Number of unemployed in Tennessee in July 2011: 306,200

Infrastructure modernization (highways, rail, airports): $619,000,000 and 8,000 jobs (mostly construction)

Teachers, Police and Firefighters: $596,000,000 and 9,400 jobs
Public School modernization: $474,700,000 and 6,200 jobs
Rehabilitation and Refurbishing Vacant/Foreclosed homes: $56,800,000
Community College modernization: $61,800,000

Unemployment Insurance reform could help put 130,000 long-term unemployed to work , Pathways Back to Work Fund would "provide hundreds of thousands of low-income youth and adults with opportunities to work and to achieve needed training in growth industries. Pathways Back to Work could place 2,700 adults and 15,600 youths in jobs in Tennessee."

Average tax cut in Tennessee: $1,270

[READ: Overview of the American Jobs Act]

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