Who else did not benefit from the boom?

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What were the old industries?
Coal, Leather, Textiles
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Where was the cheap labor that the industries were competing with?
The southern states
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How many people were unemployed at the peak of the boom compared to before?
The same - 5%.
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What happened to the amount of goods produced in the boom compared to before?
It doubled.
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How many unskilled workers owned cars?
3%, whereas in wealthy areas it was 29%
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What is the term for the periods of time that workers in steel, meat, and clothing in Chicago were unemployed?
Slack periods
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What was the accepted minimum of money per week needed to live?
%48
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What happened in 1928?
There was a strike in North Carolina (Coal). Male workers paid $18 p/week, Female $9. $48 was minimum for living.
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What four groups of people didn't benefit as well?
Poor White Americans, Immigrants, African Americans and Hispanics
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