I think unemployment has been massively used and abused for years.
There are people who need it, and have needed in this Depression (and that is what it is). However, too many have taken these "benefits" and stayed on them far too long.
During the "Fiscal Cliff" negotiations, the Republicans caved on extending unemployment to 99 weeks (again) to the tune of Billions.
If we had that money back, we could pay for the entire DoD Sequester cuts this year.
So why do you bring it up as an aspect of the sequester as though it's a negative?
Who cares if "people figure it out" as you say?
We need more of this kind of thing not less.