Economic Collapse and Unemployment Councils – Then and Now – 

Hunger, homelessness, and evictions were features of the Great Depression in the United States. Jobs disappeared and working conditions deteriorated. Some “250,000 teenagers were on the road.” And how many others? By 1933 one third of farm families had lost their farms. Unemployment that year was 25 percent. The lives of working people were devastated. More

Source: Economic Collapse and Unemployment Councils – Then and Now – CounterPunch.org