San Francisco Social Security Office|Line Up at Social Security in Early Days of the Program
4 in HIGH x 5 in WIDE
(10.16 cm HIGH x 12.70 cm WIDE)
Gift of Paul S. Taylor

The Unemployment Benefits Act begins, Jan 4 Coincident with the announcement that the Federal Unemployment Census showed close to 10 million persons out of work. 22 states began paying unemployment compensation. Negatives show lines and groups of men at the State Employment Service offices in San Francisco Oakland Berkeley, registering, or waiting to register, filling out forms, etc., on the first day. They can receive from $6 - $15 per week for up to 16 weeks.

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