We have been predicting this for 2017, and so has the country's leading trainer Anthony Carnevale, for years.
You are going to see this story in major media any month, week, day now.
Business in this country is starving for four year college graduates.
We are now seeing some stories that companies have to turn down new business because they don't have the skilled workers.
And the greatest shortage of skilled workers is with the workers who create jobs for everyone else: the college educated.
The canary in the coal mine might be Denmark, where the economic growth has slowed because of the shortage of skilled workers.
Here's the telling picture for the United States. Chart one: The U.S. has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the advanced world for four year college graduates.
But it's not that the U.S. just has a low unemployment rate overall. When you look at people with a two year degree (below) and then those with just a high school degree, the U.S. has a much higher unemployment rate. The lesson: Get more two year and high school grads to get a four year college degree. Business and the workforce is starving for college grads.
Once again the lesson (are you listening business, government and education leaders?): If our economy is to continue to grow and our people to get better jobs and be more prosperous, get more two year and high school grads to get a four year college degree.