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Unemployment Figures / San Diego Unemployment #239383

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 07, 1975
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(Studio) Govt.'s unofficial unemployment rate holds steady at 8.2% in February
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Labor Department officials and Congress get little comfort from unemployment figures. Total man hrs. worked declined 1.8% in February Although rate unchanged, unemployment worsens for heads of hseholds. [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - says nearly 11 million people without gainful employment.] [Commissioner of labor statistics Julius SHISKIN - admits United States in 1 of deepest and most widespread recessions in history.]
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

(Studio) Since December of `74, CBS has been visiting 4 cities to look at unemployment 1st hand. Unemployment rates for Gainesville, Georgia, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Kokomo, IN, and San Diego, California, outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Diego, California) Some authorities believe economy downturn has adversely affected crime rate; unemployed stealing to eat. Homicides are up 21% from year ago. [DA Edward MILLER - believes increase in physical violence can be attributed to economy atmosphere.] Shoplifting becoming more common in department stores. [Captured SHOPLIFTER - discusses his thoughts before shoplifting in grocery store.] [San Diego police captain Ken O'BRIEN - says burglaries and robberies have greatly incrd. in past year] Suicide rate up 14% in past year
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry;
Serafin, Barry

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