The latest unemployment numbers show the number easing to 7.7% (look at the chart below and how the dark hues are fading to the lower right). Are you seeing more good jobs to be had lately? http://on.wsj.com/TLK55E
The unemployment rate going down to 7.7% for the month of November is a complete JOKE. READ THE GUTS OF THE NUMBER. The participation rate is at the lowest levels in more than 30 years. That means more and more people giving up and retiring or working one or more part time jobs. Those people are off the grid and not included in the unemployment figures.
From the BBC " Statistics suggest that much of the decline in the unemployment rate since 2008 has been due to people dropping out of the workforce, either due to retirement or because they have given up seeking work."