Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Small Blog for a Big Number


Six million, one hundred-sixty thousand -- think about that number a while.

That's the number of job openings in the United States.  It is the highest in history.  There has never been so many jobs available.  It is no wonder that our unemployment rate is only 4.3%.  In fact, hiring is decreasing only because the supply of available workers is shrinking.  There would be more hiring if our labor force was larger.

Think about that number of people, over six million souls, whose lives would be greatly improved if they had one of those jobs.  (The population of Virginia is barely 8.4 million.)  Now, I'll bet there is somebody in your family who cannot find a job??