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Unemployment #16983

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1971
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(Studio) Unemployment up .2% to 5.8% for July.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Budget director George P. SHULTZ - says figure encouraging, but not down to level President Nixon wants reduced to.] [White House news secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says figure good news; trend downward.]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(DC) [Labor statistics commissioner George MOORE - says unemployment stopped rising at end of last year; has decrd. irregularly this year; recovery begun within last 6 mos.] [Senator Hubert H. HUMPHREY - asks if believes real recovery has begun.] [MOORE - says real output higher than any time in history.] [HUMPHREY - says everyone he talked to says recovery has missed them.]
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Unemployment decring. in Orlando, Florida.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Orlando, Florida) Prosperity hitting Orlando area. [M. L. SIKES - says liked things like were, but can't stop progress.] [Charles COTTON - says has sold out at bigger profit than could have made 5 years ago.] Prosperity caused by nearly completed Disney World; unemployment down to 4.6%; land values up.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Donaldson, Sam;
Farmer, Don;
Geer, Stephen;
Reasoner, Harry

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