Job Seekers, It’s Not You. There Are Too Few Jobs To Go Around In Every Sector

Job seekers don’t lack the skills to get hired, contrary to some experts’ claims. Instead, today’s stubbornly high unemployment (8.2 percent) is due to a lack of demand for workers in all sectors, according to an analysis of government labor data by the Economic Policy Institute. The latest government report on job openings and labor turnover finds that the landscape improved slightly but that odds are still stacked against job seekers. The number of job openings in May climbed by 195,000, …