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Job numbers on Recovery.gov need a warning label

By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 6:23 p.m.

After news broke that Recovery.gov showed jobs created in Congressional districts that don't exist, we went digging to find the truth behind a single project. What we found shows how complicated counting jobs can get. Find out why we rated the statement " 52 jobs have been saved or created in Florida's 34th Congressional District " Barely True.

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