For Three Straight Years, There Have Been More Than Three Job Seekers For Every Available Job

The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there were 4.2 job seekers for every available opening in September, down slightly from the 4.5 to 1 ratio in August. As the Economic Policy Institute noted, “September marks just over three years in a row that the job-seeker’s ratio has been at or above 3-to-1…And we’ve been substantially above 4-to-1 for the last two years and nine months.”