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Unemployment / Cities #72725

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 02, 1981
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(Studio) Drop of .3 percent in unemp. in June reported Statistical adjustment credited for lower figure. Detroit, Michigan, Jersey City, New Jersey, cited as places with high unemp. Other city problems noted. Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) NYC, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles cited, with scenes shown, as cities with problems, especially transportation systems and unemp. [Atlanta Mayor Maynard JACKSON - calls unemp. urban cancer.] Declining population in NYC, Philadelphia, Saint Louis noted. Saint Louis said to have dropped from 4th to 25th in size. Atlanta said also declining. Phoenix, Houston, Dallas cited as growing cities, but still with problems. [Dallas Mayor Jack EVANS - discusses need for transportation system in Dallas.] Oakland, California, Louisville, Kentucky, problems noted. Scenes shown. Explosions, destroying streets in Louisville, recalled; scenes shown. Kansas City and New York City cited as cities with street and bridge problems. Insufficient tax resources blamed. [Denver Mayor William McNICHOLS - calls on states to share cities' problems.] President Reagan's State of Union address recalled. Scenes shown. Effect of Reagan budget cuts considered. Dallas, Texas; Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota; and San Diego, California, cited as cities doing well. Scenes shown. Generality of problems noted.
REPORTER: Steve Shepard

Robinson, Max;
Shepard, Steve

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