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ERIC Number: ED016806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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THE MANPOWER REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT, A REPRINT FROM THE 1967 MANPOWER REPORT.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
IN 1966, THE NATION'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED BELOW 4 PERCENT, A 13-YEAR LOW. THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES WAS $58 MILLION MORE THAN IN 1965, AND THE AFTER-TAX INCOME OF AMERICAN FAMILIES INCREASED, AFTER ALLOWING FOR PRICE INCREASES, BY 3.5 PERCENT. THIS PROGRESS RESULTED FROM BUSINESS AND LABOR ACHIEVEMENTS, GRADUALLY IMPROVING EDUCATION, AND EFFORTS BY THE GOVERNMENT TO ENCOURAGE AND SUSTAIN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TO CARRY OUT HUMANE AND POSITIVE MANPOWER PROGRAMS. THROUGH THE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ACT (EOA) OF 1964, THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT, THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965, AND THE MANPOWER AND DEVELOPMENT TRAINING ACT (MDTA) OF 1962 WITH ITS 1965 AND 1966 AMENDMENTS, STEPS WERE TAKEN TO ASSURE OPPORTUNITY TO ALL CITIZENS. BY THE END OF THE YEAR, ABOUT 600,000 UNEMPLOYED AND UNDEREMPLOYED WORKERS HAD ENROLLED IN TRAINING, AND NEARLY NINE OF 10 WHO COMPLETED TRAINING WERE EMPLOYED. UNDER EOA, MORE THAN 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE HAD RECEIVED A NEW START THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CORPS, THOUSANDS HAD RECEIVED TRAINING AND JOBS THROUGH THE JOB CORPS, AND 138,000 FAMILY BREADWINNERS WERE GIVEN NEW SKILLS THROUGH THE WORK-EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING PROGRAM. TO ASSIST THE UNEMPLOYED, NEW DIRECTIONS IN MANPOWER POLICY MUST BE PURSUED BY CONCENTRATING NATIONAL EFFORTS TO CLOSE THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND WORK, MAKING THE OVERALL MANPOWER EFFORT A MORE EFFICIENT AND COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM, AND MAKING MILITARY SERVICE A PATH TO PRODUCTION CAREERS. A VIGOROUS ECONOMY AND AN EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM ARE BASIC TO AN EFFECTIVE MANPOWER POLICY. THE 18 EDUCATIONAL MEASURES PROPOSED BY THE PRESIDENT AND ENACTED BY CONGRESS ARE SYMBOLS OF THE BELIEF THAT EDUCATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT THAN CAN BE MADE IN THE NATION'S FUTURE. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM THE "1967 MANPOWER REPORT" (VT 002 577) AND IS AVAILABLE FROM MANPOWER ADMINISTRATION, OFFICE OF MANPOWER POLICY, EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 14TH STREET AND CONSTITUTION AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20210. (BS)
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Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
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