03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

White House Changes How It Counts Jobs 'Saved' By Stimulus, Includes Those Not At Risk

When the White House unveiled its nearly $800 billion stimulus package last year, it promised not only to create and save 3.5 million jobs but also to open the books and prove it. But counting jobs turned out to be a lot harder than lining up a work crew and tapping hardhats.

Now, the White House says it will no longer keep a cumulative tally of jobs created and saved by the stimulus. Instead, it will post only a count of jobs for each quarter.

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