Here is what the typical low-wage person does when they get unemployment:
1) They realize that their unemployment benefits come relatively close to their after-tax take home at their previous job.
2) They realize that it is easy to collect unemployment without providing proof of looking for new employment.
3) They figure, "Why work, then?", and make just about zero attempt to get a job.
4) They supplement the income difference by taking little odd under-the-table jobs here and there, answering surveys, borrowing money, etc.
This is VERY COMMON, and it leads to people intentionally not working.
That's the problem with unemployment insurance. It makes sense for good, hardworking people who truly are on top of finding their next job, but it is so easily abused.