BALTIMORE -- Mildred Miller was just notified that her unemployment benefits will be cut off two weeks before Christmas. She can't think about it without breaking down.
"I don't know what I'm going to do; I really don't know," Miller said Monday, her eyes welling with tears as she scanned job listings at a Baltimore County work force development center. "I don't want to get evicted. If we get on the street, I don't know where we'll be."
The Middle River, Md., resident, a single mother with a 6-year-old son, is one of about 2 million nationwide whose payments will be phased out in December if the federally funded emergency unemployment compensation program expires Tuesday as planned. She hopes her long job search finally bears some fruit -- or that Congress steps in.