It's been two years or so since the recession and there are no signs of it returning to the way it was. There has been some growth in some states, but there haven’t been dramatic growths. There is still a high rate of joblessness and families suffering. There have been talks of 'creating jobs', but today if you have a job then there is much to be proud of.
On the flip side of that there have been new jobs created out of the recession. There have been a lot of clean up job as a result of the economy, where workers hired by banks go into homes and clean out what's left behind. One of the biggest increases has been in at-home or online businesses. As we all know, the best thing at this time is to become your own employer. Find a need, find your niche and do what you know and love.