I'm sure you've seen many variations on this St. Louis Fed chart about job market disequilibrium. I happened to pull this one off of conservative Scott Lincicome's twitter feed today, but there are many variations of it published by left and non-normative sources.
They all say the same thing - that there is persistent and vast disequilibrium in the job market, and we all see it day in day out. That relative who can't find a job. Our soup kitchens winding down city blocks. Our temp job orders going unfilled day after day. And my favorite, the 'shortage' of software developers in the USA.
My question is why is it that the staffing industry, a group of companies whose raison d'etre is to act as a job market-equilibrium catalyst in matching job seekers, can't fix this?