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Single mother discusses the economic struggle once unemployment benefits end, “It is really scary. The state isn't going to step in to help us.”


Karin Smith, a single mother facing loss of unemployment benefits, and Andrew Stettner, Senior Fellow in The Century Foundation, discuss the unemployment benefits ending in December. The day after Christmas millions of Americans could lose crucial unemployment benefits unless Congress agrees on a new stimulus deal. Smith describes how she lost her job and has been struggling to make means-ends since. She says, “There aren't good choices. We don't really have anybody to ask you know, how do you do this? How do we figure out what the best move to make is? We're at a loss.”