I interview John about what's happening in Ca with some of the long term unemployed. You can hear the desperation in his voice as families run out of options. I will meet with him later on and see if can create a series. Rant - Unemployed In Denial? 99ers Tier 5 Unemployment Extension The results of a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted between Dec. 21, 2010, and Jan. 9, 2011, and released last Thursday, seem to indicate that many unemployed Americans are outrageously optimistic, if not completely in denial, about the severity of the current unemployment crisis in the U.S.