Unemployment benefits typically pay about 66% of the average of your gross income over the previous X number of weeks. Your take home pay from a job is probably in the neighborhood of 75% of gross.
Take an 8% pay cut, and your take home pay may come close to that 66% unemployment benefit.
But like I said, taxes are not withheld from unemployment, but they are still owed on it. Short term you may be bringing home more collecting unemployment. Long term you won't. And it will run out.
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear.
The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.