Did the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Tennessee Valley Authority provide jobs during the Depression?
- Anna PLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
They were huge public works projects that employed tens of thousands of young people (late teens through thirties) who might otherwise have been starving and homeless. Look at the TVA on a map--it's gigantic. The CCC helped to rebuild and maintain forests and other outdoor areas. Check Wikipedia for the numbers of people employed (there are still at least 20,000 at TVA, I think).
- JillLv 44 years ago
It's estimated that unemployment grew from about 5% in the early 30's to over 20% in the 1935 which was it's peak. That's in the US. It rose rapidly in the UK aswell hitting a peak of about 25% in 1933. In short unemployment rose rapidly.