3.6 million jobs are unfilled because of a lack of qualified workers. This is hurting us as much as any factor.
While the headlines might make you think there aren't any jobs to be had, quite the opposite is true. According to government data there are more than 3.6 million unfilled jobs across the country right now. This is the highest level of job vacancies in nearly four years, and if just half of those jobs were filled, the unemployment rate would fall to 6.5%.
Those union teachers are really helping!