A job seeker speaks with a recruiter during a hiring...

A job seeker speaks with a recruiter during a hiring event. Credit: Bloomberg News, 2012

On Long Island and around the country, statistics suggest the job market is improving.  Job creation numbers are up, and unemployment is down.  But those measures have their limitations.  For example, the unemployment number only counts people who are actively looking for work, not those who have become discouraged and stopped trying.

What's the reality on the ground? How does the local job market look to you?  Vote and leave a comment. Results and a selection of comments will appear in next Sunday's business section.

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