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It would appear that the amount of unemployment, so far from being overestimated, is not yet fully realised, says the Dunedin "Star." Tne head of a labour agency advertised a day or two ago for six men for a threshing mill. About a quarter of an hour after the paper came out twenty men applied. In the evening, when going to open his office again, the agent was surprised to see a still iarger number of men congregated near his office. " Hullo," he said; "a fight on." There was a fight on, but it i was one for the job—seventy men had gathered round the office. The six men were soon engaged, the rest had to depart, and as they went they murmured their belief that the advertisement was " only- a put up job." "If I had thought so many would have come," said the agent, " I wouldn't have put the advertisement in; I don't like it."

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909

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