The number jumps around a lot, but the reality is still there. Half a million workers who feel they are qualified to receive their unemployment insurance file each and every week for that money. That adds up to two million people a month. Yet the government will tell you that only one tenth of that number are actually unemployed at the end of the month. Supposedly all those people who filed for UI were not really out of employment after six months to a year of former steady employment, or were just demented delusional people because they never show up in the actual unemployment numbers. I interview these people on a regular basis, and they are not finding work. they are not being counted as unemployed by the Federal Government even though they are receiving their UI checks. Who are you going to believe? The people who are out of their jobs, or the Government Unemployment numbers? I, personally, believe the people. They really look distraught when I talk to them. Somehow, they are absolutely convinced that they are really unemployed. Obama is looking for medicine for them so they will be continually happy and THINK that they still have their jobs.