Yes, the number of jobs is increasing. But wages have been only going up slowly. Therefore, a common problem Baby Boomers are facing is this: Offers of low-paying jobs and their reluctance to take that step down in earnings.
On the one hand, it's a job after a long period of unemployment. On the other hand they are worried that having that low number on their earnings history will compromise forever their ability to earn more.
Well, that's 20th century thinking. The 21st century ethos (and even ethics) is do what you have to for income. Make the best of it. Yes, give it your all. But keep looking. When a higher-paying job comes along, grab it. Leave nicely.
The reality is that employers and clients who hire us for vendors almost expect us to fly the coop when a better deal emerges. Actually, that's always been the situation. During a brutal recession, I took a low-paying job in a non-profit. When I profusely apologized when leaving, the boss more or less said that no one expected me to stay, not at that salary.
Moreover, your next employer is likely to understand that you took shelter in any port in the storm. As long as you speak respectfully of the other employer, there is usually no problem.
The ethics of hunting for and exiting work situations has gone through a disruption.