CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 04, 1983
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(Studio) January drop in unemployment reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Decline in unemployment examined; related statistics outlined on screen. [Bureau of Labor Statistics spokesperson Janet NORWOOD - cautions against optimism.] [Senator Roger JEPSEN - thinks figs. indicate recovery.] - [Representative Parren MITCHELL - thinks administration is cynical and cruel towards unemployed.] Current unemployment among women and minority groups and role military plays in figs. discussed.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg
(DC) [President REAGAN - thinks unemployment drop indicates economy recovery has begun.] His consideration of jobs legislature and humanitarian aid for unemployment outlined on screen, discussed. [REAGAN - won't bow to violence in truckers' strike to change laws; defs. defense budget as opposed to that of Jimmy Carter's.] Nancy Reagan's surprise birthday cake for him noted, shown. [Nancy REAGAN - won't tell President whether to run again or not.]
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
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