National Affairs: RECESSION IN DETROIT

Chronic Aches Hurt Badly in Hard Times

At intersections along northwest Detroit's Eight Mile Road Negro workmen begin to gather at 6 a.m., waiting in faint hope that somebody will come by and offer a few hours' work. "It's like the numbers game," one man says. "The odds is way against you. But what else can I do? I been out of work since last fall."

WITH the auto industry braked down, Detroit is the U.S.'s most recession-ridden big city (metropolitan pop. 3,650,000). Across the nation unemployment averages 6.7% of the labor force; in...

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