Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fifth District jobs

From today's Martinsville Bulletin:
The White House estimates 7,600 new jobs be created or saved in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act approved Friday by Congress, 5th District U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello’s office announced.

Southside Virginia has lost more than 10,000 jobs in the last decade, and recently Martinsville and Danville had unemployment rates at or near 15 percent.

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