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(Studio) December unempl. rate discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Framingham, Massachusetts) Implications of declining unempl. rate for 1984 pols. examined. [General Motors WORKERS - react to returning to work.] [President REAGAN - praises economy program.] [Edwin MEESE - notes relationship between optimistic economy news and political campaigns.] Unempl. since December 1980 graphed on screen. [Walter MONDALE, John GLENN - claim unempl. is still too high.] [Econ. Barry BLUESTONE - believes unempl. will be issue in key political states.] Unempl. rates for political important states illustrated on map. [BLUESTONE - doubts employment issue will be dominant elsewhere; cites Democrats' need to focus on other issues.] Findings of CBS "News-New York Times" poll on public perception of unempl. priority in United States outlined, discussed. No. Americans currently employed mentioned.
REPORTER: Ray Brady
- Brady, Ray;
- Rather, Dan
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