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Williamsport Sun: August 23, 1932 – City Unemployed Registered for Basis of Relief

Unemployed and needy persons who registered yesterday as family heads totaled 3,147. They registered yesterday at the city’s grade schools.  Information those persons gave in their registration showed that they had 1,700 dependents.  The figure 3,147 does not represent that number of wholly unemployed persons in the city as the total also includes men and

Unemployed and needy persons who registered yesterday as family heads totaled 3,147. They registered yesterday at the city’s grade schools. 

Information those persons gave in their registration showed that they had 1,700 dependents. 

The figure 3,147 does not represent that number of wholly unemployed persons in the city as the total also includes men and women working one or two days a week but whose income is not sufficient to support their families and they were therefore registered among the needy. 

City Clerk Byron C. Houck, who summarized the reports received last night from the 13 grade schools said that today it appeared approximately 35 percent of the city’s population is now unemployed and needy. The city’s normal employed force was today given at about 12,000. 

A letter was mailed this morning to the Lycoming County Commissioners and to the State Welfare Department reporting the results of the city-wide registration. A complete list is to be placed in the hands of the county commissioners. 

The registration at the various schools which were open yesterday morning and afternoon was as follows: Sheridan, 431, Lose, 940, Cochran, 341, Emery, 630, Jackson, 835, Transeau, 466. Washington, 669, Franklin, 1,073, Jefferson, 908, Penn, 735, Clay, 1,682, Webster, 1035, and Lincoln 830.

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