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Friday, February 20, 2009

Get a Job: White House Report Details Employment Boosts in Each Congressional District. Check Out Yours Here.

Posted By on Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 8:30 AM

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Every morning about this time/
she get me out of my bed/
a-crying get a job.
After breakfast, everyday,
she throws the want ads right my way/
And never fails to say,
Get a job Sha na na na, sha na na na na

-- The Silhouettes, "Get a Job." 

It may not do the mind well to note that the members of the Silhouettes, the group that sang the aforementioned ode to the value of hard work, were systematically bilked by shady music labor practices and often had to hold down menial jobs to make ends meet.

But, then again, a job is a job. A study put out this week by the White House Council of Economic Advisers doesn't tell us exactly what sort of jobs may be saved or created by the $789 billion stimulus package -- but it does note exactly where the jobs may be, down to the congressional district (an earlier report on what fields stand to benefit is available here -- and, yes, determining what constitutes a "saved" job as opposed to a "created" job is tricky). 

According to the latest White House report, California will benefit to the tune of 396,000 jobs -- far and away the most in the nation. Regarding San Francisco's pair of districts, Nancy Pelosi's D-8 figures to benefit to the tune of 7,400 jobs and Jackie Speier's D-12 could see 7,200.

Other district estimates (find your district here):

Marin/Sonoma (D-6): 7,100; Alameda County (D-9): 6,900; Santa Clara (D-16): 7,400; San Joaquin (D-11): 8,200.

The biggest statewide bump is anticipated in Riverside County (D-44) with 9,200 jobs. See the whole list here.

How many jobs were created by the genesis of this list? None, really. It was compiled by Christina Romer, Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein, Chief Economist for the Vice President -- who, presumably, would have had other things to do regardless.

That being said, "Economic Adviser to the President" is a growth field.

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more

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