The only way I know is to use the multiple inboxes option.
go into settings/inbox.
change inbox type to multiple inboxes
define one of the 5 sections as "is:unread". (don't include the quotes)
Click Save Changes
You can decide where to place the multiple inbox sections, and you can decide how many to show.
That section of your inbox will show all ...
Lets say you only have one filter. If you have a simple rule: any email from Bob is given label X, archived, marked as read; when a email from Bob comes in the instructions are followed.
The problem is that if George also received the email and "replies all" to it, now George's response isn't caught by the filter, so the conversation ends up in ...