Friday's jobs numbers were below expectations, as the economy added just 169,000 positions, while reducing the overall unemployment rate to 7.3 percent from 7.4.
But a key number in the report showed that 312,000 people dropped out of the labor force because they don't have a job or have given up looking.
A new survey from online placement firm Beyond.com says that decline shouldn't surprise anyone, as most unemployed it questioned say they are "disappointed with the jobs available and are waiting for the right one to come along."
Job seekers weren't asked what conditions might make up the right job, but they said it was important to find it.
Beyond.com surveyed 2,000 individuals drawn from its database of 35 million registered job seekers.
"When we talk to job seekers, they fall into two categories," said Joe Weinlick, vice president of marketing for Beyond.com. "There are a lot of people out there who are looking for work, but they need to find the right job. Then there are people are out there saying I need to find any job. The survey is pointing out those who want the right one."
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