Western Europe: Unemployment Plague

An ominous threat to political and social stability

He has a better education than most members of the street gang he hangs around with in the riot-scarred Liverpool slum of Toxteth. He has three years' experience as a galley boy on merchant vessels and, most important, a declared willingness to work hard. What Steve McGurty, 21, does not have, and is not likely to get, is a job. The merchant marine will not take him because he fell behind in his union dues. The army turned him down because he was fined $37 for...

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