RELIEF: Peak & Turnover

Acting WPAdministrator Aubrey Williams last week announced the fourth successive all-time peak for WPA rolls in as many weeks, a new high of 3,102,000 clients. At the same time he proudly made another announcement: that 166,167 WPAsters had left the rolls in July (a 6.1% monthly turnover), of whom 40,000 gave as their reason that they were taking private jobs. "These facts." asserted Mr. Williams, "indicate that WPA is fulfilling its mission of supplying temporary employment in periods of emergency rather than 'careers,' as has frequently been charged."

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