TRANSITION: More Jobs for More Workers

How many peacetime jobs will there be—and how soon? After eighteen months of diligent research the Committee for Economic Development's marketing committee this week came out with an answer. In a report titled "American Industry Looks Ahead," C.E.D. thought that there would be work for 53.5 million people in the first full year of production after reconversion problems are licked. That year, according to C.E.D.'s pre-atomic estimate, would be 1947.

Labor Force. C.E.D. began by counting noses of the potential postwar labor force. War had made many a strange distortion in labor...

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