Hidden Pool of Job Seekers Compete With Unemployed, Survey Finds


The unemployment rate currently stands at 9.3 percent as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor. But according to a recent Jobvite survey, two-thirds of currently employed Americans have join the unemployed in actively seeking a job or being open to new career opportunities.

Jobvite, a recruiting platform that focuses on the use of social media to match talent with hiring managers, conducted a national online survey of over 2,000 adults on current employment status and also checked whether or not they were actively looking for other positions.

The findings were published by Jobvite in the "Job Seeker Nation 2010" report which states that employed Americans open to new opportunities brings the number of job seekers from 33 million to 110.5 million.

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