LABOR: Ignorant Argument

President Hoover never knew for sure how many persons were unemployed in the U. S. during his Administration. President Roosevelt knows no more than his predecessor about the state of U. S. joblessness. Their ignorance is due to the fact that the Federal Government keeps records of those who get jobs, none of those who do not. Largely because there are no incontrovertible figures on unemployment, its size and extent remain a red-hot subject for argument and guesswork.

The American Federation of Labor announced that 10,300,000 employables were out of work last...

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