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Kihss, Peter. "U.S. Study Chides City on Job Fund." New York Times, November 14, 1972, p. 24.

In an era when many African-American veterans were returning home to find no work, New York City may have seemed like a haven for many since it was a participant in the Emergency Employment Act which was to offer federal monies to alleviate unemployment. However NYC maintained restrictive civil service requirements resulting in a nearly $4 million surplus of funds for the program. The article also gave some statistics on unemployment, race and veteran status including the fact that 25% of veterans in the city were unemployed and that this 25% made up one-third of the total unemployment figure. Additionally 60% of unemployed veterans were African-American or Puerto Rican.

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