How Many?

Most people agree that the No. 1 U. S. domestic problem is unemployment. But nobody knows how many U. S. citizens are out of work. Expert guesstimates range from under nine million to twelve.

The Federal Government publishes almost no figures on unemployment.* There are three standard sources for unemployment statistics: 1) A. F. of L., 2) C. I. O., 3) the employers' National Industrial Conference Board. These three authorities agree on one point: unemployment in the U. S. is dangerously high. For last December, for instance, they found unemployment as...

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