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Published February 12, 2013, 03:42 PM

Rhode Island struggles with highest unemployment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Mark Simmons began dialing Rhode Island's unemployment call center at 8 a.m. on a recent Monday. He got a busy signal. He tried 67 more times before the automated system picked up and told him that because of heavy call volume, he should try back another time.

By: DAVID KLEPPER,Associated Press, Associated Press

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