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Unemployment #219052

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1971
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(Studio) Unemployment up .2% to 5.8% for July.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [White House news secretary Ronald ZIEGLER - says encouraged by figure since many predicted 6.0%; called last month figure statistical quirk.] [Senator William PROXMIRE - asks if figure indicates trend.] [Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner George H. MOORE - says bureau doesn't engage in predictions.] [Senator Hubert H. HUMPHREY - asks, if so many indicators going up, can there be hope for consumer price index drop.] [Bureau of Labor Statistics assistant commissioner Joel POPKIN - says can't forecast changes in rate of increase]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Studio) Figures mean 5.3 million people unemployed last month
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Mudd, Roger

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