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.