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NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 01, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Unemployment figures cited.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The contradictory meaning of the drop in unemployment examined; statistics outlining compensation for unemployed workers cited. [Native American Securities economist Robert BRUSCA†- explains why some people have stopped looking for work.] [Unemployed Serge KERR‡- comments on his search for work.] [Study co-author Professor Carl VAN HORN†- says being let go from a job is like being pushed off a cliff.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Canton, Mississippi: Bob Faw) The aggressive competition for new jobs featured; scenes shown from the new Nissan plant near Canton, Mississippi. [Mississippi Governor Ronnie MUSGROVE†- comments on the economic impact of the plant on Mississippi.] [New Nissan employee Ricky JOHNSON, unemployed Maxine MORGAN - comment.] [Restaurant owner Debbie DAVIDSON – says Nissan will do wonderful things for our town.] [Economist Gar ALPEROVITZ†- comments on states’ efforts to lure big companies.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Thompson, Anne;
Faw, Bob

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