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Unemployment / New Bedford / Kokomo, Indiana #238583

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 13, 1975
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(Studio) Unemployment examined in New Beford, Massachusetts, and Kokomo, IN.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Bedford, Massachusetts) January unemployment figures feared to reach 15%. [Textile mill president Ken CHASE - says he's unhappy about having to lay off good and faithful employees.] [Textile employee Euardo ESCOBAR - doesn't think family can do with less than it has now.]
REPORTER: Betty Ann Bowser

(Kokomo, IN) Unemployment rises by 1379 in last week of January; rate stands at 16.5%. [UNEMPLOYED - react to situation.] Kokomo institutes own cash rebate plan. [Chrysler-Plymouth dealers general manager Jim CARR - says interest generated by auto industry has created more business for all merchants; Kokomo seems more optimistic.]
REPORTER: Sharron Lovejoy

Bowser, Betty Ann;
Cronkite, Walter;
Lovejoy, Sharron

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