Fortunately we did have some savings because the unemployment only covered our mortgage. We were grateful to have that because we would have run through our savings twice as fast and might not have made it the 6 months it took my husband to find a job.
I also had to look for work because we started to get nervous wondering how long it would take him to find a job.
I know for many it has been taking a long time to find a job. So if you have no unemployment, and you've probably run out if your savings, then you have nothing. And you can't look for a job if you have no money. In addition to your basic bills, you need gas, money for office expenses, networking expenses, interview clothing, etc.
If we cut this money off for long term unemployed the. Their chances of finding a job will be even less.