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N.C. Computers Can't Handle Deluge Of Unemployed

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N.C. Computers Can't Handle Deluge Of Unemployed

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N.C. Computers Can't Handle Deluge Of Unemployed

N.C. Computers Can't Handle Deluge Of Unemployed

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North Carolina's unemployment rate is at its highest level in 25 years, and a deluge of out-of-work people has strained the state's jobless systems to the breaking point. State computers have crashed twice in the past month as people apply or renew their employment benefits.

Catherine Welch reports for member station WHQR in Wilmington, North Carolina.