NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 04, 1983
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(Studio) Drop in unemployment rate in January discussed.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) [President REAGAN - thinks economy recovery has begun.] Bureau of Labor Statistics director Janet Norwood's explanation of seasonal adjustment's role in January figs. and Reagan's reaction noted; actual number of unemployed Americans since December graphed on screen. Role of include military in employment figs. discussed. [REAGAN - defs. such practice.] Pol. advantages for Reagan of new unemployment rate explained.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine
(Studio) Reagan's past criticism of use of seasonal adjustment process to determine unemployment statistics recalled.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Studio) Problems posed for Paterson, New Jersey, by hard-cord unemployed examined; changes in composition of CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) training program participants cited as example [Edward REED - describes situation.] [CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) planning director Katie THORNTON - thinks low education and untrained are being left behind in program.] [Army recruiter Captain Susan ROMA - notes competitiveness in Army now.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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