Take a close look at this chart:
Notice anything significant?
“That giant gap consists of Americans who are unemployed, and couldn’t get a job even if they wanted to. This emphasizes the need for Congress to extend unemployment benefits. It’s pretty clear that millions of Americans remain unemployed because the jobs aren’t there — not because they aren’t trying hard enough to find them. In fact, it’s not even close.”
Now sure, there are probably some folks who truly may take advantage of the unemployment compensation system in order to avoid getting a job, but as the graph above clearly illustrates, there’s a giant gap between the number of people who are unemployed and the number of jobs that are available to those individuals, and it’s for all those folks who want to find work but can’t that unemployment benefits should be extended.