For a talentless , famewhore celebrity, not long.<br />
For the average professional it may take a while, and sometimes, a long while.<br />
Yep, life is not fair.
Depends on what skills and/or education you have, also the state and occupation involved. There are positions needing to be filled right now in the healthcare and computer science industries, in many states.
It depends on what you're willing to take and how qualified you are, and who you know.<br />
Given a high school diploma and a willingness to take anything, it's usually taken two weeks or less, both times (once bagging groceries for min wage, and then for delivering pizza for tips) I actually wound up being hired I was called less than 24 hours after putting in the application, and all but hired on the spot. Otherwise, fugheddabout it. <br />
I imagine this gets harder as one gets more specialized.
it all depends....what do you do, how much experience do you have, education, etc..etc...etc.<br />
i had 8yrs experience when i lost my job and had to move hundreds of mile to find a similar one (after 6 mnths)