Heyooo guys, the economy, right? Whatta mess. Slowly getting better, yes, but still depressing as hell for just about everybody. And you know what’s even more depressing? Obsessively comparing your financial and/or employment situation with those of the people around you. Which is exactly what we can do now, thanks to this extensive Wall Street Journal chart of national unemployment rates by profession, and their relative stability (or lack thereof) between 2011 and 2012. Fun!
In the interest of turning lemons into lemonade (a favorite pastime around here), let’s try to use this information for good, not ill. If you’re unlucky enough to have landed in one of the professions at the sadder end of this chart (hello there actors, writers, bartenders!), we’ve used the data to hand-select a new, more lucrative career path for you. Here are the options.