Some places are still economically viable, others are falling apart at the seams.
Give you an example of how things can be...
In a town near where I live, a McDonalds put out notice that they would be hiring 25 people and were accepting applications.
The day of the applications, they had approximately 1500 people apply.
For a job at McDonalds. Lowest wages out there and crappy conditions, all things considered.
Yet, the job market there is so shabby that 1500 people were clamoring for a job there.
Now, is that kind of thing happening everywhere? No, but it IS happening in enough places that people really should be taking notice and realizing there's a problem with those numbers.
So, I am glad for your own situation and circumstances, but it's not that way everywhere, and you can consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
One thing as well, the idea of just picking up and moving is also NOT easily done in these times, especially when you have children involved. Been there personally. When single, or with no kids involved? Much easier prospect.
edit on 30-3-2012 by Jomina because: (no reason given)