10/10/2010 09:25 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Unfilled Openings Frustrate The Jobless

Job openings aren't what they used to be.

Among the explanations for the stubbornly high U.S. unemployment rate, factors such as housing troubles and extended unemployment benefits have played a leading role. Increasingly, though, economists and job seekers are identifying another problem: Employers are being pickier, or not trying as hard as they usually do to fill the openings they have.

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