Most or all state employment security commission or dept of labor websites should have this information on the main page. My state does.
As to the foolish one who thinks that everyone who is unemployed should "get off his ass and find work." has no concept of what it means to do so in job depressed markets.
As MaleFeet alluded to, age does play a role in the hiring process (which is illegal, but hard to prove a case against age discrimination these days). I'll give you a snapshot of my situation:
I was rehired by the company that me let go in January. I am suppose to start August 8th. This job is one of the 1200 positions the company announced in Charlotte back in March with the Governor and the President of the company. They apparently had secured an outsourced contract with United Health Group. This announcement was made at the beginning of March. I was asked it I wanted to come back right before the announcement was made. Of course I said yes. It is not 6 months later and I had an email battle with the VP of Human Resources about what was going on, seeing ads all of job websites for the position. Finally, I was asked to come in, only to find out that I would be starting in August and had missed a training class in July! On top of this, it is NOT the permanent position that was announced. I will be one of the folks who will be reviewed in the later days of November or the first few days of December and if I pass muster, I will be offered another position with in the company. And on top of that, no benefits will be offered until after that because you are not eligible for 90 days now (it was 60), The 90th day is the technical last day of this position and they wouldn't effective until the 1st day of the following month which is January!
In the time I lost this job in January, I have applied to over 200 positions, 90% of them I can do in my sleep. Most of the companies that want to talk to me are commission only and I can not afford to spend money in hopes of making unknown money. In that time, I have had to seek assistance to pay my rent so as not to be evicted. I was forced to apply for and go on the state food stamp program (that was a BIG pill to swallow). And I am still applying for other work to secure a permanent job soon because my lease ends at the end of this month and I will have to move. I am open to relocation, but of course the job market in the city I chose to target is ridiculously open, but most will not consider out of town applicants unless the local job folks is saturated. And of course, I can't just up and move because I don't have the money and beginning Monday, I am starting the process to file bankruptcy. No there is no credit card debt (haven't used credit cards in over 10 yrs), but since 2008, I have been off and on, on the unemployment roles, the entire year from 2008 to 2009.
So, yea, it has been rough and it still going to be rough if things don't change for a lot of us, especially those like me who are older, don't have family or friends to go to.
JoeyJoe has hidden himself (coward), but he and others like him might want to consider that he doesn't live in a bubble and millions of us who are trying to do the right thing face an uphill battle daily.