LABOR: First Figures

The Census Bureau produced last week, from the mountainous data of its national canvass last spring, the first large-scale figures on current unemployment in the U. S. They were the first concrete, dependable figures to be set beside the guesses and estimates made by Administration officials and their critics since the first of the year. President Hoover had predicted that the "worst effects" of joblessness would be over by May. Secretary of Labor Davis had insisted no more than three million persons were out of work while William Green, president of the...

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