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Unemployment Rate / New York City / Construction Ind. #482768

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 1975
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(Studio) Unemployment rate for Apr. reaches 8.9%; highest rate since 1941. Total employment for Apr. increases however. Govt. feeling more confident about recession bottoming out.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) New York City unemployment stands at 11.5%. [Unemployed Vincent MAIDA - says he can't care for family or meet payments.] Some unemployed impatient; others wait patiently and try to be optimistic. [Unemployed teacher Don. BASS - hopes recession has bottomed out.]
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Mfg. and construction inds. hit harder by unemployment than other inds.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Atlanta, Georgia) Carpenter Bobby Metz moving family to Charleston, SC, hoping to find jobs there. [METZ - says he doesn't want unemployment benefits, he wants job.] Wife, Sheila, has been working as clerk in Atlanta; Bobby stayed home with 3 girls. [Sheila METZ - says she's rather be with children; knows Bobby would rather work.]
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Unemployment for adult males at 17-yr. high.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert;
Woodruff, Judy

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