Unemployment Line 1938US Department of Agriculture
As unemployment benefit aid begins. A line of men inside a division office of the State employment service office, waiting to register for benfits on one of the first days the office was open. They will receive from 6 to 15 dollars per week for up to 16 weeks. Coincidental with the announcement that the federal unemployment census showed close to 10 million persons out of work, 22 states began paying unemployment compensation.