9.2% Unemployment? Blame Microsoft. Forbes:

Over the past twenty years, the technology industry, led by companies like Microsoft, have given us powerful databases, operating systems, networks and software applications that have made it easier for us to accomplish more tasks than we did before with less people.

Cheesy snip. Basic premise of the article is that technological innovation has replaced the requirement for many previously human performed roles. Unless you are in the business of creating more/better technology that replaces people, or supporting said engineers or technology, you are probably screwed.