Infrastructure Spending Shafts the States That Need It

ProPublica did some digging into the infrastructure spending bundled into the stimulus package — the $100 billion that promises have the biggest impact in terms of job creation — and found that Wyoming is getting more than $20,100 per unemployed worker while Michigan, a state on the verge of a labor apocalypse, is expected to have to make do with just $2,434.37.

Of course we’re talking about “need” in terms of job creation, not infrastructure deficiencies. For all we know, Wyoming has a pothole the size of Vermont.

Vermont, by the way, is getting three times as much per unemployed worker as California.

Click here to see a handy breakdown of each state’s unemployment rate and slice of the infrastructure spending pie.

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