Update: Gonna add some more information just in case it helps someone else see that it can get better.
I know it is definitely discouraging when you are first entering the job market. To say my son was depressed about employment opportunities just 2 years ago is a major understatement. A little less than two years ago he was a bank teller working 36 hours a week earning $11.75 per hour.
He ended up working as a teller for about 4 1/2 months. As a 4 year college graduate with loans to pay a teller position was definitely not what he hoped for. Fortunately after getting a few months work experience as a teller he was able to get another company to give him an opportunity.
In November of 2017 he started a new job paying $14.50 per hour plus bonuses. Which was equal to about $40,000 per year. Approximately 6 weeks ago he was offered a new salaried position with the same company and will now earn about $53,000 per year. While he definitely would like to earn more, that's not bad for someone who just turned 24 a month ago.