Merry Christmas: Millions to lose jobless benefits
By: Mark Koba
Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013
Alicia Nesbitt has just two more unemployment checks—for a total amount of $348—coming to her before the end of the year.
The 56-year-old college financial aid administrator, who lives in Connecticut, has been out of work since being laid off last New Year’s Eve. She has been receiving long-term unemployment benefits since June, when her state benefit checks ran out.
“If anyone had told me I would be unemployed and uncertain as to my future at my age, I would not have believed it,” said Nesbitt, who is divorced and lives with her boyfriend to help with expenses.
Nesbitt is one of the 1.3 million people likely to be left with no unemployment benefits just three days after Christmas.