Six million job openings in this country aren't being filled, and it's not likely that the tax bill will solve that problem.

HRDive reports that with the U.S. unemployment rate at a record 17-year low of 4.1 percent, according to November numbers cited by The Washington Post, for five months there have been 6 million job openings. Empty. Going begging.

And the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that number has held steady. What's driving such high vacancies? According to the report, the percentage of Americans who are employed or actively job hunting, which fell from 2007's 66 percent—at the start of the Great Recession—and now stands at 62.7 percent. And it's hitting all sectors, the Post adds, across states, industries and levels of specialization, from winter resorts and transportation to construction and oil.

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