This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
The best way to answer your question is news media (not guaranteed to be true though). If somebody tries to answer then it would geographically dependent and includes her own view.Recession isn't driven by single person. The best thing is to keep looking for job (if don't have one) without caring of recession.
And the best place would be Job Discussion Forum to get proper/relevant answers. You see the other answers.