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Economy / Unemployment / Election 1976 #248228

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 03, 1976
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(Studio) Labor Department reports rise in unemployment to 7.9%. Jimmy Carter accuses President Ford of weakness with regard to economy
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Incr. slight, but consistent for 3 mos. Employment, however, also up. More women seek work. Congress Democrats question pause in economy recovery. [Richard BOLLING - speaks with regard to pause.] [Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Julius SHISKIN - denies indicators predict serious future situation.] Many women, teenagers in market noted. Mfg. jobs increase September figures forecast.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser

(DC) President Ford displeased with figures. Ron Nessen advises against automatic reaction. No policy change seen. [Cnsl. Econ. Advisers Alan GREENSPAN - expects 7% unemployment by early 1977.] President election considered.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob;
Strawser, Neil

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