the stipulation of receiving unemployment is that the person is ACTIVELY searching for a job. How many hours a week does that occupy? 1? 3? It sure as hell is NOT 40 hours a week. If there were mandatory job training, skills training, and/or general education courses, those hours spent there should be logged. Then, the recipient can account for their time, and think of the $ they receive from the government as being paid for showing up to class. I completely agree though, that allowing someone to get out of the habit of showing up for work will only harm the person.