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(Studio) Federal Reserve Bank economists say South East harder hit by recession than other parts of country Region particularly hard hit by decline in construction. In Georgia, claims for unemployment insurance running 4 times more than last year
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Atlanta, Georgia) Computers that turn unemployment claims into dollar and cents having trouble keeping up with jobless rate. 8000 estimated Georgia residents not recing. unemployment checks for weeks and even mos. at a time. [Unemployed James PARRY - says he waits and waits for unemployment checks.] [Mrs. Joyce PARRY - says she's so discouraged over money situation she doesn't care anymore.] Walter Hight approved 6 weeks ago, but still hasn't received 1 employment check. [Mrs. Dianne HIGHT - thinks situation very unfair.] [Georgia labor department Bill ROBINSON - says unemployment claims have incrd. too fast for labor department to keep up. Admits he can't justify wait to unemployed.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Goldberg, Bernard
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