CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 1982
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(Studio) March unemployment said highest since post-WW II; details graphed on screen.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Implications of March figs. examined. [AFL-CIO president Lane KIRKLAND - thinks recession has become depression.] [Econ. aide Murray WEIDENBAUM - defs. administration's economic policy.] Statistics for adult men and women, blacks, blue collar workers and others listed on screen. [MAN - reacts to layoff.] No. of discouraged workers as well as those experiencing permanent job loss noted. [Columbia Univ. spokesperson David LEWIN - comments on permanent job loss.] [Bureau of Labor Statistics spokesperson Janet NORWOOD - anticipates unemployment rate continuing upward.]
REPORTER: Ray Brady
(Los Angeles, California) Unemployment here examined. [City cnclman. Robert FARRELL - notes impact on society.] [Johnny PARKER - comments on personal situation.] Kenneth Neal's plight mentioned. [Roderick HAUGHBOOK, PARKER - comment.] (Temporary loss of audio.)
REPORTER: Linda Douglass
(Chicago, Illinois) Cause of incrd. unemployment rate explained; Phillips Petroleum, General Tire plant closings cited as exs. [MAN - comments.] No. terminated versus number laid off noted. [Economist Robert EISNER - notes role of tax break policy of administration] Prognosis for future considered.
REPORTER: Ned Potter