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Unemployment Figs. #497815

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 10, 1978
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(Studio) Drop in unemployment figs. for February noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Details of unemployment figs. given, as well as limited effect of coal strike on statistics. Admin. officials' acknowledgement that predictions of effect of strike on unemployment were exaggerated in order to bring pressure and to set stage for Taft-Hartley order noted. (Video difficulty.)
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Improvement in figs. for black adult employment noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Atlanta, Georgia) Growth of industry in Atlanta and availability of minority skilled workers through trade school attendance reported Ex. cited is Western Electric cable plant. One such trade school is Opportunities Industrialization Center. [Center executive director Mel DAVIS - notes Center tries to place 90% of those they train.] Statements by those still out of work reported.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

(Studio) Details of separate categories of unemployment for February listed; political impt. of these figs. mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Jimenez, Bob;
Levine, Irving R.

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