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More people competing for jobs

If it seems harder to get a job, that's because it is. Job seekers now outnumber job openings 6-to-1. That is the worst ratio since the government began tracking open positions in 2000, the New York Times reported. Only 2.4 million full-time permanent jobs were open in July, with 14.5 million people officially unemployed, according to the U.S. Labor Department.