The U.S. Senate is scheduled to pass yet another extension of unemployment insurance. They will use money they don't have to pay unemployment payments for over two years. Would you hire someone who has been drawing unemployment for two years?
Unemployment insurance is a good thing and for six months or so it can be a bridge from unemployment to employment. However, there comes a time when it ceases to be a bridge and becomes a way of life.
If you haven't found the job you want in six months or so it is time to take that next step. Clean offices, cut grass, flip burgers, work two jobs, do something to get off your duff and be working.
One thing is for certain. It is easier to find a job if you have a job.