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Discrimination in Employment Not Decreasing in New York State

The number of complaints of discrimination in employment and public accommodation filed with the New York State Commission Against Discrimination for the first half of 1956 almost equalled the total for 1955, Charles Abrams, chairman of the commission, announced yesterday.

Of a total of 332 verified complaints in the first six months of this year, 313 involved discrimination in employment and 19 in accommodations. Sixty-eight percent of the complaints were lodged against employers, 22 per cent against unions, four per cent against employment agencies and six per cent against operators of public accommodations.