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New way for unemployed to file for compensation

North Carolina's Employment Security Commission is introducing a new way for the newly unemployed to file a compensation claim. The ESC said its new phone system has a voice recognition system that will guide the jobless through the process of filing an unemployment claim. The system will be up and running Wednesday. The toll-free number is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. It is 877-841-9617.

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