I am doing this post once a month. There are 3.2 Million Job Openings (Nov, 2011). (Oct. 2011 there were 3.3 Million Job Openings.)
(Here is where you find the unemployment website in the Bureau of Labor Statistics press statement (13.097 million) http://data.bls.gov/...).
To give some context, the ratio was 1.1 in 12/2000, 1.8 12/2007, 3.7 12/2008 and 6.0 12/2009 see chart
If 200,000 were created per month, it would take years to get the unemployment rate and numbers down to 6%. Economists say we need to create 125,000 per month just to stay even with new workers in the work force which means only 75,000 would be decreasing the unemployment numbers. It would probably take 5 years to cut the unemployment numbers down to 9,000,000 (July, 2008!!!!).
THINK ABOUT THIS FACT! EVERY TIME YOU HEAR ONE OF THOSE HEARTLESS REPUBLICANS SAY THE UNEMPLOYED SHOULD JUST FIND A JOB!!!!!!!!!