Can I get a home equity LOAN without having a job??

I own a house worth 150,000--outright. No loans, no mortgage. Can I get a home equity loan with no job?

If I don't pay they get my house. So why do I have to have a job? I have a way to pay the loan, that is not the problem. I just want to qualify.

I also only want to borrow, under 20,000.
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