The extension for unemployment benefits that came along with the compromise tax deal is good news for many of the unemployed, but it won’t help the 1.4 million Americans who have been out of a job for over 99 weeks. Alexandra Jarrin is one of the “99ers,” who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits. She says the Government is "thumbing their noses" at the long-term unemployed and favors other priorities.
The former corporate executive and graduate business student is sleeping on a friend's couch, after being evicted from her apartment earlier this year. She'll spend Christmas looking for jobs — she's sent over 3000 applications so far.