A new report from White House’s top economists was published this morning and claims that over 1 million jobs have been saved or created by the Obama administration. The economists also said, however that the estimates must "be regarded as preliminary and understood to be subject to considerable uncertainty."
President Barack Obama has promised that his $787 billion stimulus plan will create or save 3.5 million jobs by the end of next year. But the economy has fared worse than the White House predicted when it pitched the jobs plan and officials have sought to beat back criticism that the results did not justify the huge combination of tax cuts, state aid and government spending.
In its first report to Congress on the stimulus, the White House Council on Economic Advisers said Thursday that the economy would have been far worse without the stimulus.
The report attributes the million job figure to the stimulus and other policy actions but says the driving force behind the job creation is the stimulus. Economists cautioned, however, that the estimates must "be regarded as preliminary and understood to be subject to considerable uncertainty."