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Unemployment Figures #36996

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 04, 1975
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(Studio) Labor Department says unemployment figure rises to 8.7% in Mar. Among blue collar workers, unemployment hits record 12.5% in March; for construction workers, 18.1%.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Los Angeles, California) Construction industry among hardest hit by rising unemployment. Av. unemployment rate for construction workers in South California avs 35%.
REPORTER: Tom Schell

(Miami, Florida) Tourism still good, but many service industry people, whose jobs aren't related to tourism, stand in unemployment lines. Condominium sales down drastically; interior decorators suffer. [Unemployed interior decorator Jaqueline FOLGER - says there just weren't enough jobs available.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(NYC) Recession hitting white collar workers also. White collar unemployment 4.6%. Overall figures for country contain no good news for anyone. Many advisers believe Treasury Secretary William Simon's prediction of 9% unemployment peak too optimistic.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Reporter(s):
Cordtz, Dan;
Murphy, Charles;
Schell, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:03:30

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