Joblessness is about more than not having a job. It's about understanding job markets, learning new skills, and having the tools to apply and interview successfully. In a tough economy, joblessness can be about a lot of other things too: homelessness, health and family issues, and depression are all areas that should be addressed when identifying useful tools for job-seekers.
The Washington State Library has compiled a Hard Times Resource Guide. Not only does the guide provide excellent resources for job-seekers in Washington State, but it provides resources in other areas that are likely of concern to job-seekers in this tough economy.