You're right the unemployment has dropped. But so have the number of people that are available to work. In other words the population is declining. Those numbers can be misleading. It was actually in the news recently.<quoted text>
No you don't. Our local unemployment rate has dropped quite considerably in the last year or two. Are you sure the people you know are driven, much less qualified? Exactly my point.
I don't believe their driven as much as they used to be. And that's not because their less qualified, but probably more so because the outlook and actually reality can be depressing.