Well, then. Have you considered a temp agency? I dunno where you live, but if there's one in your area, it's a good way to get your foot in the door, and it's in the agency's interests to get you hired. Plus, a lot of them will help you out with interview prep, and some will even provide some basic skills training.
I got into my job through a temp agency. Once in, I proved that I was smart and capable, and a quick learner, so they took me on full time. If you have the opportunity, it could be a good option for someone with limited experience.
This is pretty good advice.
Also, don't mind what they, employers, want in the way of experience. If you think you could do it, apply for the job. See if you can find anywhere that will let you volunteer, and acquire MAD JOB SKILLZ - it'll help with the whole "haven't had a job in x time" thing on your resume, too. My city has a number of places that help people find jobs and keep track of current job listings, run by the state - I have no reason to think your state probably wouldn't have this sort of thing, also.