Posted on February 01, 2010 10:04 PM
Illinois stimulus report now online (2-2-10)
Illinois released its January 10, 2010 stimulus report overview. The job numbers -- which are now being reported quarterly -- reflect all positions paid for by ARRA money between October 1 and December 31, 2009. (For more on new reporting requirements, check out our last newsletter.) The stimulus funded nearly 6,700 jobs in Illinois during the past quarter. Other highlights include:
- Illinois lost jobs at a slower rate as the year progressed.
- Of 18,777 direct jobs attributed to the stimulus as of September 30, 2009, most had been retained as of December 31.
- The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded or obligated stimulus funds for 1,011 miles of road repair and 62 bridge repairs or replacements.
- The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has signed agreements that will create 754 new and rehabilitated housing units across the state.