Job hunting falls under the same category as moving, paying bills, errands and homework -- it sucks, but you gotta do it.
To add to an already lousy situation, there's a serious lack of available positions in some regions of the United States. Workers often feel stuck in a rut because A) the available jobs don't pay well enough, B) they aren't qualified for the job or C) the openings aren't in the job seeker's desired industry.
Unemployment rates (the ratio between the numbers of available jobs to the population of an area) are a huge thing to consider when searching for a job in your area. The national unemployment rate as of July 2007 is 4.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).