Occupation of workers on relief in Kansas City, Mo. Press Release


Press release on a report by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration on the occupation of workers on relief in Kansas City, Missouri. The report states that 16,000 "employable persons" were on relief in the city as of May, 1934, with the largest portion formerly employed in manufacturing, building, and construction, and describes the racial and gender breakdowns of the group. The report notes that only two percent of the workers on relief were professionals, and that many of those were musicians, actors, artists, and teachers. Statistics are reported on the breakdown of other industries, fields, and occupations.

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1734 New York Avenue
Washington, DC
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[Engineering Div.] Missouri - Kansas City
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