As part of its hard sell, the White House this afternoon released job-creation estimates for Eastern states from the economic recovery package.
It said that of the 3 million to 4 million jobs the plan would save or create, 800,000 of them would be in 10 Eastern states.
The estimates include 83,000 jobs in Massachusetts, 44,000 in Connecticut, 17,000 in New Hampshire, 16,000 in Maine, 13,000 in Rhode Island, and 8,000 in Vermont.
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