It is fallacious to conclude that "chemistry is dead" because a few people lament not being able to find a job. First, you must be careful when making a hasty generalization based on a potentially small but vocal minority. The people who cannot find a job - is it because of their personal circumstances, or because of chemistry in general? Even if it can be shown that it is hard to find a job in the chemical sciences (generally), the job market is complex and the ability of chemistry graduates to find jobs could have more to do with the economy than the state of chemistry. It could also have a lot to do with personal preferences and what types of jobs chemistry graduates are willing to accept.
Frankly, I think this paranoia about "chemistry is dead" is rather silly. As long as there is commercial demand for drugs, foods, materials, energy sources, and so on, there will be a need for chemistry. The unpredictable highs and lows of the job market will never fundamentally change that.