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CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 05, 1976
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(Studio) Unemployment rate down .2% to 7.6% in February President Ford calls figures encouraging. Org. labor says figures don't reflect full extent joblessness.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 150,000 less unemployed; 125,000 increase to work force. Adult women finding jobs more easily than men. [Chairperson Council of Econ. Advisers Alan GREENSPAN - says possible unemployment to be under 7% by end of year] AFL-CIO President George Meany says rate would be 10.5% if discouraged ex-workers and part-time workers added in.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

(New York) 1.7 million unemployed work in mfring. jobs. 1.4 million out of retail and whsle. jobs. 1.3 million unemployed from finance and service inds. 700,000 government workers unemployed. 668,000 construction workers out of work; 15.5% out of work. 5.4% auto workers out of work. 17.1% white teens out of work; 35.2% black teens out of work. 11.7% black adults unemployed; 5.7% white adults out of work.
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter;
Krauss, Mitchell

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