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Economy / Unemployment / Exhaustees / Illinois #238446

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 05, 1975
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(Studio) November unemployment rate decrd. from 8.6% to 8.3%.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Employment levels out and drops a bit. Work force drops sharply. [Representative Pierre DUPONT - says data with regard to unemployment should be revised.]
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

(Studio) Unemployment compensation runs out for many.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Unemployed eligible for compensation for 65 weeks Both adults at Robert Morris house unemployed and about to lose benefits. [Unemployed cook, Inez MORRIS - cites their bills.] [Director Illinois labor department Don. JOHNSON - gets frustrated with federal government because of concern to balance federal budget rather than help someone eat balanced meal.] Most exhaustees are semi-skilled blue collar workers. Richard and Tina Wallace are recent college graduates; been out of work for year [WALLACE - says can go for another month and then must go on welfare.] There will be 400,000 exhaustees in March.
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy

Lovejoy, Sharron;
Mudd, Roger;
Strawser, Neil

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