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Rhode Island / Money For Unemployment Programs #482086

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 07, 1975
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(Studio) Because of recession, Rhode Island running low on money for unemployment programs.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rhode Island) Rhode Island unemployment rate almost 15%. [Rhode Island Governor Philip NOEL - says state's economy problems have reached depression levels.] Much of Rhode Island unemployment looks permanent because many factories closing down for good. Rhode Island unemployment insurance fund under great pressure. [NOEL - says fund went broke; forced to borrow from federal government] Rhode Island welfare program also under financial strain. [Unemployed, James CURRAN - says he didn't want to resort to welfare, but he had no choice because he needed money.] Rhode Island legislature asked to increase welfare appropriations.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert
Duration:
00:02:40

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