some posters have NOT BEEN THERE! since 9/11 i’ve been on unemployment 6 times! as of 3 days ago i am now again employed full-time; in other words, still swinging for the fences! as for ‘living on unemployment’ it’s allowed me to keep my house, feed myself and keep the utilitiles paid during times when NO ONE WAS OFFERING ME A JOB AFTER APPLYING. and applying. and applying, etc,etc,etc.