First - thanks to technology, outsourcing & globalization, and economic uncertainty - there are fewer job opportunities than people who need or want a job. If JOBS is what you're offering, it's a "seller's market."
Second, a high school degree no longer ensures that you have basic literacy/ communication and math/problem-solving skills.
It's not looking good out there!
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir