Timeaisis Member Oct 25, 2017 5,154 Austin, TX Mar 26, 2020 #101 I mean...this is how we've decided to handle social safety net (not the best solution, but it's what we got right now), so it's on one hand it's good to see this giant spike, even though the number is incredibly scary, because it means people are taking advantage of it. Anecdotally, I know people who have laid their workers off instead of furloughing them for the express purpose of allowing them to apply for unemployment with the intent to re-hire them when this is all over. It's a dumb solution, but it's a solution. Not trying to spin this as a good thing in any way, but just trying to downplay the shellshock. Everyone becoming unemployed at once is unprecedented...and we are using this system to allow workers to continue to make make ends meet in this weird uncertain time. I can only hope this plus the stimulus let's people get by...something tells me it won't, but it's a start, I guess.