Unemployment has topped 10%, the highest number since 1983. I know the legal industry has been affected. Nearly everyone that I know that is unemployed is an attorney, but that could be because I'm an attorney. But I know people in finance, and although the world looked dark for them in September of 2008, they have all managed to find permanent gainful employment. This is not true of attorneys. What other industries have been hit? What do you unemployed friends do? My aunt is a social worker and she was laid off. My stepfather is construction and he feels that his job is touch and go. What about you?