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Unemployment / Figures #42054

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 06, 1976
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(Studio) Labor Department says unemployment dropped in January from 8.3% to 7.8%.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) President Ford speaks to Republican leaders [FORD - cites job increase] Most econs. think improvement not as great as figures indicate. Govt. gets figures on employment from Hsehold. Survey and Bus. Establishment Survey. Hsehold. survey showed 800,000 increase; business survey showed 350,000 increase Survey discrepancies noted. Econ. Alan Greenspan agrees that 7.8% figure too low.
REPORTER: Dan Cordtz

Cordtz, Dan;
Reasoner, Harry

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