Today's DoL report (pdf) has an interesting year over year comparison:
The total number of people claiming benefits in all programs for the week ending November 15 was 2,249,458, an increase of 128,753 from the previous week. There were 4,112,807 persons claiming benefits in all programs in the comparable week in 2013.
Nearly 2 million people off the rolls. Notice I didn't say they found employment.