I agree. But, it's not totally dismal, deaf are getting jobs. You need to be in the right place and you need to have the right education.
I am an educated person... college... then changed careers- business school training program. Course.. my experience is in a field that may or may not be getting smaller- it's still out there though. So I can't explain why I am having a hard time finding any kind of job. For the last year I pretty much gave up out of frustration and disillusionment. School one would say... well.. if I had the money! VR drags their asses on that anyway also. Min wage job you say? They won't even interview me for those.
but hey..2017...maybe I'll get lucky. I don't know... I have age against me now too.