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Unemployment /Blacks/ Illinois #479210

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 1974
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(Studio) Unemployment rose .1 of 1% for last 3 mos. More serious in black areas.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) 1968 film shown of looting and burning after Martin Luther King assassination. Better housing, recreational, and jobs promised, but not delivered. [Community leader Charles SMITH - says many tired of looking for work.] [Employment ofr. Robert ROYER - says door-to-door census only way to get exact unemployment count. ] Unemployment office shown. Some bus. and factories moved to suburbs. [MAN - says have no ride to there.] [WOMAN - says can't find job.] [2nd MAN - says draws same amount in unemployment benefits that he would make working, so why work.] [3rd MAN - says survives best way can.] People suspicious of government-proposed public service work program.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

Chancellor, John;
Simpson, Carole

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