Rejection hurts. You wanted that job. You needed that job. You studied for the interview. The hiring manager seemed to like you. You thought the job was yours. Then, you received a letter— “Sorry. We hired someone else.” It hurts. It hurts a lot.
These are tough times. Nine million people out of work. Seven million working part-time jobs because they have to and millions more who just gave up and stopped looking for work.
Most hiring managers will interview a half-dozen people for the job you want. And all of those job applicants will have skills very similar to yours.
The Snapshot shows gain/loss for the 16 employment groups, plus unemployment rates based on age, gender, ethnicity, and education levels.