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Unemployment Rate #36571

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 07, 1975
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(Studio) Unemployment rate in February remains at 8.2%; January figure same.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Worst rate of unemployment among teenagers and married women. Sharpest rise in unemployment in recent mos. among married men and heads of hseholds. There's been dramatic increase in number of people losing their jobs, as opposed to number who quit jobs and can't find other work.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

(Studio) Joint economy committee hearing held on unemployment.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) [Senator Hubert HUMPHREY - states almost 11 million people without gainful employment.] [Senator Jacob JAVITS - asks if unemployment situation still a drastic emergency.] [Labor statistics commissioner Julius SHISKIN - admits United States in 1 of deepest and most widespread recessions in history.] Committee members call for emergency legislature to ease job crisis. House Appropriations Committee approves $6 billion special measure that could generate 2 million new jobs.
REPORTER: Bill Matney

(Studio) Recent Supreme Court decision, releasing water pollution control funds, hopefully would help unemployment by releasing $9 million for construction projects.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saint Paul, Minnesota) Millions of dollars earmarked for construction purposes remain unused. [Minnesota Governor Wendell ANDERSON - says applications for construction of highways, bridges, hsing., etc. take years to process.] [Contractor Carlo SANTUCCI - believes something must be done now so construction money can be used and unemployment will be helped.] [Regional EPA administration Francis MAYO - thinks current system for processing applications for construction should be reexamined.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Studio) Jobless rate for construction workers 1 of highest in any ind
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Cordtz, Dan;
Matney, Bill;
Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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