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criminals. some in to their the in un- only Afn- i n ' with Another Census Unemployment Contemplated I5j LYLK C. WILSON, United Vrcss Staff Correspondent. Washington, Nov. 3.--Immediate 3.--Immediate repetition of the uncmploy^. ment census in selected key cities to obtain more accurate data on the number of jobless in the ed Stales is contemplated by administration. Meantime, efforts to relieve unemployment are based on pure guess work so far as the number and distribution of the idle are conceined. Secretary of Commerce Commerce Lamont stated the case simply in an interview with the United Press. ''We haven't the figuies," he said "Everyone is guessing. "We are considering whether attempt a fuither analysis ot figures obtained in the April 1 census or to re-check ihosc figures in selected areas of several cities, probably six or eight. The 1'st cities has not been determined." The labor deparlment, which refuses to concern itself at all with unemployment bul refers always lo the silualion in terms employment, has issued some illuminating illuminating figures as of October 1. The data relates to manufacturing manufacturing industries. The year 192C is taken to repiesenl par, an index of 100. With that for comparison, employment employment on October 1 in the United States had fallen almost points below par to 79.7. Last March was the first time in years the index fell below 90.