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January 26th, 2010
06:20 PM ET

Stimulus and jobs: what the fight's all about

A shot of stimulus funds is aiding construction projects.

A shot of stimulus funds is aiding construction projects.

Tami Luhby
CNNMoney.Com Senior Writer

One of the most important questions surrounding the stimulus program is also one of the most controversial: How many jobs has it created?

The Obama administration credits the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with turning around the economy and bringing America out of the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Without it, things would have been a lot worse.

Critics, particularly congressional Republicans, say that stimulus has done little to help the economy. They point to the high unemployment rate and to pork-barrel projects they say have done little good.

CNNMoney takes a closer look at the jobs debate.

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