The economy has recovered, we have record low unemployment.
It sounds like you have a job problem, not necesarely due to the economy.
You are either working in a field that is no longer as prevalent, or you live in a region with bad economic policies.
Places like Detroit have been run by leftist politicians for 60 years consecutively thus their economy continues to be $hit.
I live in St. Petersburg Florida, which has been run on a municipal level by mostly republicans and a few democrats. Job market here is gold. My girlfriend works in insurance, she left her job one day because she got sick of the manager, she then put in a job application in the same field and got 4 calls that same day from 4 different stores in the same company, started working 2 days later with better pay then before.
The economy is gold but again; your job field is either dying or you live in a crap area.
What city or county are you in? State?