If you’re working, you’re in demand. If you’re not? Well …

The news just keeps getting worse for the nation’s unemployed. First, the national unemployment rate hit 9.4 percent in May, and shows no signs of dropping.

Now comes the news, courtesy of a Wall Street Journal story, that those companies who are hiring aren’t always looking at unemployed to fill their positions. No, instead they’re going after workers who already have jobs.

The reasoning goes like this: Those employees who are still working must be top-of-the-line workers, otherwise they’d already be out of a job. So companies that are hiring are frequently trying to poach these workers.

If that’s not enough to make a hard-working, smart unemployed person puke, I don’t know what is. There seem to be absolutely no breaks for today’s unemployed.