Full-time jobs are getting harder to find MSNBC • June 5, 2012

And since the recession began in 2008, the number of people who were part time because they couldn’t find a full-time position skyrocketed by 1.4 million individuals, or 117 percent, according to research by Heidi Shierholz, economist for the Economic Policy Institute.

“It’s probably more a story of job opportunities,” she said. “Desperate workers have to settle with what they can find.”