CAP en Español
Small CAP Banner

Restore Public-Sector Jobs and Invest in Infrastructure for Immediate Jobs and Long-Term Growth

  • print icon
  • SHARE:
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • Share on Google+
  • Email icon

After coming into office in the depths of the Great Recession, President Obama has helped create more than a million jobs over his first term. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, support for the auto industry, and other policies implemented by the 111th Congress in 2009 and 2010 set the right path forward, fostering 31 months of private-sector job creation.

Deficit spending has been effective in boosting job creation. In 2008, the economy began losing jobs, and by the winter of 2008-09, the economy was shedding more than 20,000 jobs per day, more than at any point since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tabulating these data in 1948. The Recovery Act led to a rapid reversal in the number of layoffs, and starting in March 2010, the economy saw jobs being added each month.

Read more here.

This article was originally published in Christian Science Monitor.

To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:

Print: Liz Bartolomeo (poverty, health care)
202.481.8151 or

Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or

Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education)
202.478.6331 or

Print: Tanya Arditi (immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics, criminal justice, Legal Progress)
202.741.6258 or

Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues,, faith)
202.478.5328 or

Print: Benton Strong (Center for American Progress Action Fund)
202.481.8142 or

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Jennifer Molina
202.796.9706 or

TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or

Radio: Chelsea Kiene
202.478.5328 or