British Commonwealth of Nations: Dole

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

According to statistics released last week:

"A pound a week" ($4.87) was doled out last year to a weekly average of 977,000 British unemployed.

Some 442,000 Britons who declared themselves unable to find work were discovered to be humbugs and refused aid.

Sums expended on the dole in 1925 totaled £47,022,587 ($229,000,000).

Foreigners, keenly interested in this gigantic turnover in social insurance asked widely: "Who pays for the dole?"

Answer: At present employed British workers pay one-third of the dole in compulsory insurance payments deducted from their pay envelopes by...

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