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September, testifying to te scarcity of jobs. They v"
WASHINGTON (AP)- Record-high unem- reopening of school. While the number of jobless eluded people who couldn't find full-time jobs and
ployment among blacks sent the nation's jobless rate workers fell by 23,000 to 469,000, total employment those who chose part-time work.
to 7.5 percent in September while more people than also declined by 69,000 to 3,906,000. Joblessness among black teen-agers improved
ever before accepted part-time work, the Labor The proportion of the U.S. population holding jobs considerably over the previous month, declining
Department said yesterday. fell to 58.1 percent, the lowest level since December from 50.7 percent to 40.7 percent.
Nearly 8 million people were out of work last mon- 1980. The number of "discouraged workers"-those WHEN BLACK teen-agers were grouped with all
th-some 309,000 more than in August-as overall who have abandoned job searches-increased by 1.1 minority youth, the jobless rate was 37.5 percent,-
unemployment jumped by three-tenths of a percent, million in the third quarter. compared to 45.7 percent in August.
the Bureau of Labor Statistics said. The unemployment rate in August was 7.2 percent, For blacks and other minorities overall, the rate
f5- _MICHIGAN'S unemployment rate fell to its lowest following a decline to 7 percent in July. This year's stood at 15.1 percent, one-tenth of a percent higher.
level in two years last month, but discouraged state highest rate-7.6 percent in May-was attributed by than in August.
officials said the 10.7 percent rate actually represents government analysts to a statistical fluke because of The only decline in joblessness was recorded by
a step backward when adjusted for seasonal factors. early school closings. Hispanics, whose unemployment rate declined four-
*hWhile the official rate fell from 11 percent, the THE LAST TIME unemployment reached 7.5 per- tenths of a percent to 9.3 percent.
t rseasonally adjusted figure rose from 11.2 percent to cent was November 1980. White House spokesman Larry Speakes said, "This
12.1 percent. Unemployment among blacks, including adults and is only day two of the economic program. We trust
"Things have not improved," said Deputy Budget teen-agers, was 16.3 percent in September, the that when our program is put in place, it will provide
Director Doug Roberts. "Things have gotten worse." highest ever. It was only one-tenth of a percent above up to 13 million new jobs. Actually, the unem-
THE DROP WAS attributed to a seasonal the August level. ployment rate since January has remained virtually
shrinkage in the labor force linked in part to the A record 4.5 million people held part-time work in stable between 7 percent and 7.6 percent."
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Student mugged at Arch
An 18-year-old male University
student was attacked in the West
Engineering Arch Wednesday night by
three males in their 20's. The student
was walking through the arch when
three males jumped him and stole $15
from a money clip.
University Safety Director Walter
Stevens said University security is
working with the Ann Arbor police to
find the suspects. The police have
several leads in the case, Stevens said.
Break-in on Monroe
An apartment on the 600 block of
Monroe was broken into early Thur-
sday morning, police reported. The
resident awoke due to noises in her
bedroom and saw a male suspect in his
20s going through the pockets of her
jeans. She screamed and he fled. He
had entered by prying the screen to
unlatch the window, police said.
Sign upDaily Photo by MIKE LUCAS
Pedestrians may find the corners at Liberty and Maynard and at William and Maynard, above, a little less dangerous
now that the city has installed new stop signs. The signs were put up in response to complaints from citizens and mer-
chants, according to Ken Feldt, city traffic engineer. The signs at William will be moved back from the middle of the
street once people get used to the new stops, Feldt said.
.Military research sparks debate
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JAMES LESCH, director of the
University's Division of Research
Development and Administration,
whose oifjce orginelly discovered the
DIA notice, said his responsibility is to
bring research possibilities to the atten-
tion of the faculty, not to screen out
Holbrook, who picked up on the DIA
advertisment from Lesch, said he
thought an institutional, or University-
wide, response to the DIA would give
the University its - best chance at
gaining a part of the project.
THE DIA project's budget for the
fiscal year starting Oct. 1 is almost
Holbrook said he became especially
interested in the DIA request because
the University excels in the areas the
*DIA is investigating.
But Associate LSA Dean Eric
Rabkin, whom Holbrook had contacted
to coordinate the project, said he
decided a University-wide response to
the DIA request "is perhaps inap-
proprjate." Holbrook had hoped an in-
stitutional approach would include
statements of interest from the Univer-
sity's area centers and institutes.
AFTER investigating the possibility
Wf an institutional response and sensing
some units might not want to par-
ticipate, Rabkin concluded it would be
best "not to do something badly which a
substantial body of our colleagues
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doubt we should do at all."
The DIA request specifies Africa,
Southwest Asia, the Middle East, South
and Southeast Asia, and Latin America
as, its areas of interest.
The DIA's notice, which appeared in
an August 27th Commerce Department
publication, said the organization is
looking for "applied, unclassified
publishable research ... in the fields of
history, political science, economics,
geography, linguistics, cultural an-
sociology, and in the geophysical scien-
THE AGENCY IS also looking for
"on-call assistance for in-house studies
Lesch said about 70 faculty members
received copies of the DIA request as a
'resultof a computer search from his of-
SSoe individual faculty members
may have already responded to the DI A
request, according to Rabkin.
Nationwide, the DIA has received an
"outstanding" response to the project,
DIA Special Assistant for Education
and Training Walter Longanecher said.
Longanecher declined to say if any of
these responses came from the Univer-
s."+ CDICICD ADEKIA