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What's It Worth To You, II

The darker the state, the more residents are eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Click for full graphic, with key. hide caption

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The darker the state, the more residents are eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

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More charts based on White House data about the impact of the stimulus on each state.

Let's start with the percentage of families made eligible for a new American Opportunity Tax Credit. I divided the numbers presented in the White House release by the number of family households indicated on a spreadsheet produced by the Census Bureau. Here, you see a lot of difference among various parts of the country. Nine percent of families in the District of Columbia stood to benefit, compared to only three percent in New Hampshire.

Next, to determine the percentage of of working-age adults who'd receive an additional $100 per month in unemployment insurance benefits under the stimulus plan, I divided the numbers presented by the number of adults between the ages of 18 and 64 reported by the Census Bureau:

The darker the state, the more residents are eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Click for full graphic, with key. hide caption

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Click for full graphic, with key.

The darker the state, the more residents are eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

Click for full graphic, with key.

Unsurprisingly, Michigan, which has the nation's highest unemployment rate, tops the list at 16.4 percent, followed, strangely, by Wisconsin (15.6 percent), where the unemployment rate is below the national average.