LABOR: How Many Jobless?

How many workmen were jobless throughout the land last week not even the President of the U.S. knew. Government officials made guesses on unemployment, colored more by partisan politics than by positive facts. Senators flayed the Department of Labor for its paltry system of gathering labor statistics. The City of Milwaukee opened soup kitchens. Bread lines stretched out in Brooklyn. Manhattan's Bowery swarmed with sullen idle men. Communists staged demonstrations throughout the U.S. as well as abroad (see p. 21). Though these things combined to...

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