Unemployed Nebraskans Lose Benefits

This past year hasn't been too good for some Lincolnites who have lost their jobs. Many have had to go on unemployment. But now, around 750-thousand Americans have lost their benefits.

Just recently thousands of Americans received their last unemployment check because their federal extension ran out. And here in Lincoln there are support groups to help get residents back on their feet. Many unemployed Lincolnites are left fending for themselves. That's because after December 28th, unemployment benefits from the federal government ended before Congress could extend when they adjourned in November, leaving many without checks for several weeks. Next week Congress will be back in session and hope to address the situation right away.