And over half of them reside in California. Over 150,000 lost unemployment benefits in April. "NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- More than 200,000 long-term jobless Americans will lose their unemployment checks this week, when eight states roll off the federal extended benefits program. Nearly half of them live in California, and the rest reside in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Texas." Jobless Americans to lose unemployment benefits - May. 11, 2012 If I was a bettn' man, I'd put my money on another significant jump in disability claims.