Knowledge workers are likely to get through the recession in better financial shape than other workers. Here’re encouraging statistics from the USA:
One statistic which surprised me was the unemployment rate for college graduates. It stands at 3.3 percent compared to the high-school level which is over 11 percent. Clearly the demand for knowledge workers still exists, even in this depressed market. As we enter the recovery and leading-edge Baby Boomers gain enough confidence to retire this statistic will likely become even more startling.
The State of the Contingent Workforce. (no longer online).