What I found were posts about the unemployment rate, the recession and arguments back and forth about government policy. SNORE.
You are unemployed and all you can manage to converse about is the unemployment rate and the economy? Those are external things that none of us can control. Why does it matter what the unemployment rate is? Do we really need Department of Labor stats to tell us how shitty it is out here?
Bottom Line : If you are unemployed or underemployed, please get from around people who are talking about everything "out there". Your (their) words are either bringing death or they are bringing life. The unemployment rate is a buzz kill. The economy is a cyclical, emotional, system that will get "better" for a few years, then will nose dive for another 10 years at some point. It's a waste of time and definitely a waste of conversation.