Tenn. reports 7,700 jobs created by stimulus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials say $215 million in stimulus spending in Tennessee has created more than 7,700 jobs.

The data is part of the state's first report to the federal government on the effects of stimulus spending.

The $215 million reflects spending on 310 projects through the end of September. Of those, 258 were transportation projects.

Deputy Gov. John Morgan says the state must make quarterly reports about stimulus spending over the course of the two-year program.

Tennessee's total share of stimulus money is $5.6 billion.

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