ATLANTA (AP) — The federal stimulus package has created more than 23,000 jobs in Georgia according to a state report.

Some 18 state agencies have spent $702 million of the $3.2 billion allocated to them since President Barack Obama approved the $787 billion stimulus package in February. A report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that resulted in 23,879 jobs created or retained in Georgia.

State officials have cautioned against drawing conclusions from the report as only a fraction of the $6.4 billion set aside for Georgia has been spent.

Sid Johnson, the director of Georgia’s stimulus accountability, says “we are on track with the spending.”

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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