Unemployment is NOT a guarantee, you have to have HAD a job to even qualify for unemployment benefits. These are not just a bunch if lazy people getting free money. It's not something that lasts forever so why make it harder than it already is to qualify. FYI IF YOU ARE FIRED FROM A JOB BECAUSE OF DRUGS OR MISCONDUCT YOU DO NOT QUALIFY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ANY WAY. This more this a huge waste of tax dollars.