The country has been grappling with a shortage of skilled workers for years.
As many as 80 percent of all U.S. workers are at least 25 years old, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
And as the economy has recovered, millions of people have found themselves out of work or underemployed.
The median income for a worker is now $43,000, compared to $51,500 for a baby boomer.
“People who have lost their jobs are still struggling to get by, and the numbers have not gone down.
That’s really the problem,” said Paul R. Zehnder, an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
The National Employment Law Project has estimated that nearly two-thirds of all Americans without a high school diploma are unemployed.
This year alone, more than 50 million Americans are unemployed, according the Bureau.
The problem isn’t limited to the poor.
Nearly half of all adults between ages 18 and 24 who are unemployed are underemicred, according a report by the Pew Research Center released last month.
Many Americans who have a job are struggling to make ends meet, according To be sure, the job market isn’t perfect.
Some of the most highly skilled workers are retiring and moving into the labor force, and many of the middle-class workers who are starting their own businesses have had their income fall due to economic downturns.
Still, a shortage is a real problem in the country, according Zehner.
For many of those who are looking for work, the jobs are either temporary or insecure, he said.
That leaves them with few options for a decent wage.
If you have a bachelor’s degree, Zehter said, you’re likely to find work, but if you’re not an expert, you might not.
Many young people are looking to start businesses and start paying bills on their own, said Jennifer Felt, director of the Georgetown University Center for Policy Research and Public Policy.
They might not have the same experience, she said, as a college graduate who might have the skills to find a job but may not have experience in hiring a staff to help them get a foot in the door.
For those who can’t find a full-time job, the problem isn´t limited to just the unemployed.
Many employers also are finding it hard to hire new employees, said Daniel R. Sperling, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Some businesses are turning to temp workers, who have an advantage in that they don’t have a full time job, he added.
“This is a problem in many places, and it is not going away,” he said, “but there are some changes being made that are making things a little bit more comfortable for employers.”
For many Americans, the cost of living is a major factor in whether they are able to get a job, according to the National Employment Trust.
This means that they’re spending a lot of money on food and other necessities, and they can’t afford to pay their rent or car insurance.
Even if they are eligible for federal welfare, many Americans don’t qualify because they are under 30, according research by the National Center for Education Statistics.
“They’re not going to be able to save enough money to live on if they lose their job,” Zehber said.
In the meantime, a growing number of workers have started a nonprofit organization to help the unemployed find work.
The American Council on Day Care is working to create an employment agency that can offer job training, career advice, and a variety of resources to help workers find work in the industry.
In New York, where unemployment is now at 9.3 percent, the organization helps low-income people who have been out of the workforce for a year or more find work through programs like the One-Hour Workweek.
The organization also offers job training to low-wage workers through a series of online workshops.
The group is planning to expand these programs in other parts of the country.
To help with the costs of child care, the American Federation of Teachers has launched a program to offer $200 vouchers to workers to use to pay for childcare costs.
But the problem of not having enough childcare workers isn’t just limited to low wage workers.
Many American parents are struggling financially.
The typical family of four now has an income of $52,000 per year, according data from the Census Bureau.
That figure doesn’t include the cost to care for a child, or other expenses such as rent and utilities.
There are also a number of other costs associated with caring for a toddler.
According to a study by the University and RAND Corporation, the average family of three spends $5,500 on childcare each year, which includes the cost for childcare and day care.
The average family spends $6,500 in the first year, $8,000 in the second