Two big reasons:
1. Perl is not widely taught in colleges. So new college grads tend to look for Java/C++ jobs.
2. Perl is not buzz-word compliant, has no marketing campaign, or mega corporation behind it.
There are plenty of Perl jobs out there. But unless Perl 6 takes off in the next few years, I think you will see those jobs start to slowly dwindle, but Perl 5 will live on for a long time.
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