FINDING A JOB
When you are not working, you work hard to find your next job. When you are working, you should also work on finding the next job. Here is a collection of sites you might be able to get employed from. Good luck!
FREE JOB LISTINGS
BookYourCrew.com ~ Get registered on this site if you work mostly in Commercials
Cynopsis.com ~ A few production listings, mainly in the sports field
EntertainmentCareers.net ~ Studio Approved listings
Facebook Production Notices ~ Nation-wide notices - for unpaid positions
Mandy.com ~ International Listings
Producer's Guild ~ Free, but for PGA members only
StaffMeUp.com ~ Formerly "RealityStaff.com". Mostly non-scripted / reality projects
BTL Magazine's FindFilmWork.com ~ Domestic and international listings
CrewNet.com ~ Currently offline
Media-Match.com ~ Focuses on music jobs
StuntContact ~ Mainly for 2nd Unit Directors and Stunt Crew
TVJobs.com ~ Mainly broadcast television work
Unemployment Insurance is something taken out of your check each week (let's presume you are being paid through payroll, not 1099). Here's some info on getting some back.
California Employment Development Department ~ File for UI online, California
Other US States ~ A list of all states and how to apply
US Government ~ More general information.