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Oct 16, 2009 10:46 AM by Associated Press

Stimulus report includes Colorado jobs data

Initial data from a government oversight board shows that on paper, Colorado gained the most jobs of any state in the first months of President Barack Obama's stimulus program. The report released yesterday says businesses reported creating or saving more than 30,000 jobs nationwide.

Colorado recorded more than 4,700 jobs, largely thanks to a contract to set up a call center to field questions about a change to digital cable. But the jobs were spread across multiple states, and they were temporary.

The numbers are based on jobs linked to less than $16 billion in federal contracts, which is just a sliver of the $787 billion stimulus program.

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