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April 26th, 2010
09:46 AM ET

Economists: The stimulus didn't help

Hibah Yousuf
Staff Reporter, CNN Money

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The recovery is picking up steam as employers boost payrolls, but economists think the government's stimulus package and jobs bill had little to do with the rebound, according to a survey released Monday.

In latest quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics, the index that measures employment showed job growth for the first time in two years - but a majority of respondents felt the fiscal stimulus had no impact.

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