Vicki Ziegler lost her apartment when she got laid off from her $13-an-hour sales assistant job in August. Now she and her 11-year-old son share a bedroom in her aunt's condo in Kent. Ziegler's worried that she won't be able to make her $157 monthly car payment if she loses her $285 a week in unemployment benefits.
Vicki Ziegler lost her apartment when she got laid off from her $13-an-hour sales assistant job in August. Now she and her 11-year-old son share a bedroom in her aunt's condo in Kent. Ziegler's worried that she won't be able to make her $157 monthly car payment if she loses her $285 a week in unemployment benefits. Kevin P. Casey/MCT
Vicki Ziegler lost her apartment when she got laid off from her $13-an-hour sales assistant job in August. Now she and her 11-year-old son share a bedroom in her aunt's condo in Kent. Ziegler's worried that she won't be able to make her $157 monthly car payment if she loses her $285 a week in unemployment benefits. Kevin P. Casey/MCT

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