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Economy / Unemployment / Women #247800

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 06, 1976
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(Studio) Govt. says as economy recovery conts., more people looking for work, making unemployment rates rise.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Reporter cites employment statistics. [Senator William PROXMIRE - says inflation situation seems to be improving but unemployment higher, which should suggest policies to expand economy] Admin. still predicts unemployment under 7% by December, but 1 says will be tall order.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

(DC) Women make up 40% of labor force. Bureau of Labor Statistics Cmsn. Julius Shiskin says it's cultural revolution; young women staying in labor force past age 24 now. More women choosing to work while raising children; more remaining single and working to support selves. Experts say econ. recovering but additional women in labor force keeps unemployment high.
REPORTER: Lee Thornton

Mudd, Roger;
Strawser, Neil;
Thornton, Lee

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