I've been unemployed since a few days before Christmas. I have not been collecting and have not been able to return for a multitude of reasons. I would definitely go back to work if you could, because after 5 1/2 months of unemployment, I can tell you the lack of steady work can wreak havoc on you mind and spirit. I've had a lot of ups and down, but I am mostly depressed. There is no coming or going of people at my new apartment, so my days are very long and I have nothing but time to think about how my friends, family, and girl are all out working hard and accomplishing things.