Food for thought and action...
Note how the Dubya administration is crowing about how unemployment has gone down recently? Well, the figures they are using are COOKED.
The real unemployment rate includes not only those who are on UI but "marginal" and "underemployed" workers, as well as the "discouraged worker" who has given up looking for employment.
Here are the figures, read 'em and weep. Thanks to BTower on Daily Kos for this excellent graphic.