LABOR: The Unemployment Problem

"There are still too many people who want work and can't find a job," said Labor Secretary James Mitchell in a blunt talk last week to civic leaders in the industrial town of Granite City, 111. Mitchell is keenly aware that production has bounced back from the recession faster than employment. Result: highest January unemployment (4,724,000) since World War II's start, including 9.3% of the work force jobless in the most densely industrial state, New Jersey.

Behind scenes, Mitchell has been trying to get President Eisenhower and the Cabinet to tide the unemployed over until there is a step-up...

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