It’s so weird to know people that are looking for jobs for ages, never finding a good fit. And also know people that are trying to hire and just cannot seem to find anyone good for the role.
That’s why anecdotal data is no good. These are just stories, not a real picture of what is happening industry-wide, despite the notable coincidence. Perhaps this can be explained away by the job searcher having a weakness at interviewing or the company being too picky.
It’s so weird to know people that are trying to sell a house and can’t seem to find a buyer. And also know people looking for a house and finding a barren market, with whatever becoming available being snatched up at far-over-market prices. Again, just anecdotal, but feels wrong. Different markets exhibit different behavior.