I live in Ontario, Canada, where I just finished a contract with the provincial government. It was extended a few times but eventually, there was no more work in the Branch I was working in. I am unemployed as of today. Our job numbers are slightly better than the U.S. overall, but not by much. It is a constant struggle of sending out resumes and setting up dozens of information interviews (most of which lead nowhere) to try and make it into a job where you feel like you are being challenged, being compensated fairly and see possibility for improvement and advancement. That does not mean an entry-level job start at $75K a year with 3 weeks vacation. It means going to work every day and making a meaningful contribution to your company and your clients. I know, I know, that comment just wreaks of Gen Y entitlement, doesn't it.