Rand states profitable businesses require people to be unemployed, yet applying for jobs: “that business concern requires the availability of more than one applicant for any job – that if only one applicant existed … the business concern would have to close its doors”.
Rand says this is justice: “… giving value for value… the principle of trade… is justice” 
If a person’s unemployment is a service of value which keeps a business open, separate from the value of being employed, then that service should be paid for separately as well, according to Rand’s philosophy. By the same reasoning, maintenance of a national pool of unemployed should be paid for.
Therefore, Rand’s philosophy supports unemployment compensation.
 The Virtue of Selfishness, The “Conflicts” of Men’s Interests Pg. 56
 The Virtue of Selfishness, The Objectivist Ethics, pg 31 .