One often asked question is how many people are out of work today. The truth is it’s hard to tell exactly how many are out of work because, for many reasons, accurate numbers lag by close to a year and a half.
The better question is, how many jobs are currently open?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are currently over 7.4 million unfilled jobs in our economy. That is more jobs than when the bureau opened in 2000. The number is probably higher because measuring all the Gig Economy jobs is hard.
Do not take this to mean there are plenty of jobs, and you don’t have to get one right now. These numbers do change. Also, some companies will take a while in the hiring process. If you want a job, get it as soon as you can.