Recovery.gov has released the June 2011, quarterly ARRA recipient reports. Federal reports show that Kentucky has created or retained 8,307 jobs during the reporting period, which includes jobs created by federal contractors, state government, local governments, and other direct recipients.
Jobs created or retained in Kentucky through ARRA awards:
These numbers reflect jobs created or retained with funding that came to Kentucky state government, and does not include stimulus funding that went to other Kentucky entities. The remainder of the funds expended has been reported, but are not included in the 1512 reporting process. The types of grants and loans not subject to 1512 include Medicaid and other benefits grants or loans with payments that go directly to individuals (such as child support and the state supplemental nutritional assistance program).
There are three broad categories of jobs created by ARRA funding:
- Direct jobs, which are the jobs created or retained by the sponsored project, an example would be the construction workers on site at a highway project.
- Indirect jobs, which are the jobs created at suppliers who make the materials used in the project, for instance the asphalt or concrete providers working on the highway project. And,
- Induced jobs, which are the jobs created elsewhere in the economy as increases in income from the direct government spending lead to additional increases in spending by workers and firms, in our case because the road workers are employed and spending money in Kentucky’s economy this could be the waitress at the local restaurant where the construction workers stop for breakfast in the morning.
The number of direct, indirect and induced jobs created or saved can vary greatly by the type of project, the type of work being done, and the project’s geographic location.
The Federal Office of Management and Budget require that Kentucky’s federal 1512 reports only reflect direct jobs which have been created or retained as a result of ARRA funding. Thus, the reports only provide information on a fraction of the jobs that are being created in the state’s economy. The president’s Council of Economic Advisors produces estimates on the total job impact both in Kentucky and across the country.
For more information on 1512 reporting and nationwide ARRA funding, please visit: www.recovery.gov
For information on 1512 reporting, please visit: www.federalreporting.gov