In a job market, this is the chef working as a barista.
In the relationship market, this is dating casually when you really want a commitment, or settling for someone you are not that into.
Now is the time to sharpen your "interviewing" skills and altruistically do your part to help the employment numbers.
Other types of unemployment are born from that fear: Hidden Unemployment: Unemployment that is not counted in the official statistics, because the definition of unemployment requires not only lack of working, but also 1) being willing/able/available to work, and 2) having actively sought work within the past month.
Thus the truly disheartened, who have given up and opted out of the market, are not employed but are also not accounted for in unemployment statistics. Under Unemployment: A type of hidden unemployment when people are working less than they would like -- settling for a part-time job when they want a full -- or in positions in which their skills are underutilized.
Instead it evokes the morning's CNBC joblessness report.
The labor market and the relationship market are eerily similar.