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Rhode Island struggles with highest unemployment

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Rhode Island struggles with highest unemployment

In this Feb. 5, 2013 photo, John Gallagher, second from right, an unemployed part-time student from Providence, R.I., addresses a group on the difficulties of accessing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island during a meeting at the George Wiley Center in Pawtucket, R.I. A month after losing his job as a bus driver, Gallagher has not been able to reach anyone at the state's unemployment call center. Also attending the meeting are, from left, Camilo Viveiros of Somerset, Mass., head organizer at the center; Maggi Rogers of Pawtucket, also an organizer; unemployed construction worker Ledimo Hernandez of Cranston, R.I.; and retiree Charles Casey of Providence. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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