Being unemployed maybe one of the most challenging problems that you may have faced in your life. Once you are unemployed, you need to find a job fast since bills does not stop just because you are not working. Once you are able to find a job after sometimes months of agonizing search, you have to start rebuilding your life, financially and psychologically. If you have been six months or more out of a job, you may have drained your savings and retirement funds or borrowed from friends and family and once you finally find a job you start to begin the task of repaying them and building your savings and retirement assets. But here it all depends upon what kind of job with what kind of pay you will get that will determine how much faster or slower you are able to repay your saviors in hard times.
I am sure that in this recent recession, people have done all of the above and there are still people who are looking for a job, any job for that matter to pay your bills and try to secure your future. Building your life again after long bouts of unemployment can itself be stressful but at least you can rebuild with whatever job you get. It does not happen overnight or in a few months but sometimes it takes years to rebuild what you have lost and hopefully you have by now learnt your lesson not to depend on one job and have a backup plan, apart from your savings and retirement accounts so that the next time it happens you are not that stressed out financially and psychologically.