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Economy: Unemployment #951832

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Statistics on retail sales and unemployment claims cited.

(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) Concern among the unemployed that their benefits will run out featured; scenes shown of lines at job fairs and unemployment offices; map shown of debtor states that are borrowing federal money; details given of the vote in Congress to extend benefits. [MAN – reacts to being unemployed.] [Unemployed Joe THURMAN†- comments on the impending deadline for his benefits.] [National Employment Law Project Andrew STETTNER†- says this is the biggest test of the system since it started.]

Couric, Katie;
Bowers, Cynthia

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