I'm pretty much in the same boat. I got my license in August 2008, and I graduated in June 2007 in California. I had some problems taking my NCLEX, and finally passed it on the third try. I'm going to all these new grad job fairs, and it's like I'm worth lower than all those that just graduated. Now that I'm applying for a job, I'm getting the same responses, like your clinical skills are rusty, and I've even gotten a response from a hospital saying they only want RNs that passed their NCLEX on the first try. That's on top of most hospitals asking for 1 year job experience. So it's almost December, and I'm still looking to land my first job.
So I feel you OP, it's killing me, but all I can do is keep applying... I've got a new list of hospitals to work with. I'm pretty much leaving my 50 mile radius and going farther and seeing what jobs I can land. Good luck to both of us, cuz this really sucks.