NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 02, 1976
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(Studio) Unemployment rate rises to 7.5% in June. 7.1 million looking for work. 87.5 million worked in June.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Manufacturing and construction inds. hardest hit by loss of jobs. [Senator William PROXMIRE - says economy recovery may not continue.] [Bureau of Labor Statistics Janet NORWOOD - says there is pause in employment expansion.] Norwood says figures are accurate, not quirks. White House economists blame incr. on statistical error. White House afraid incrd. unemployment will hurt Ford's election prospects.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
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