If your are legitimately out of work, laid off, you should be in the same ILLEGAL DRUG-FREE state as when you are working. My and our tax dollars are not going to pay for your drug habit/use while you are looking for work. Which is basically what the state is paying you for. If I understand the way it works now. I have never been on unemployment so if the way it works is different than the way I understand it please feel free to correct me.