<i>…203382 active jobs in wrksyssts screen …</i>
The WRKSYSSTS screen doesn’t show “active jobs”. It shows “jobs in system”. Usually, the vast majority of jobs in a system are not active.
Commonly, jobs that have ended (and are no longer active) after creating spooled files make up most of the total jobs in the system.
Place the cursor in the “Jobs in system” area of the WRKSYSSTS screen and press <F1>. You should then see a basic explanation of the number. The <F1> key should be your first thought when a question comes up anywhere in the system.
Also, consider using DSPSYSSTS instead of WRKSYSSTS. There are no input fields on a DSPSYSSTS display. An accidental data entry won’t be as troublesome.