As everyone know (if you don't, you're probably an alien or some kind of weird abberation :P), the entire planet is hitten by a major economical crisis, also knowned as the 'credit Crunch'.
But does it affect the online world as much than in real life? According to Problogger.net, no.
Darren has been busy gathering stats from August 2006 for his job listing service (http://jobs.problogger.net). He came to the conclusion that there wasn't that much of a problem, as you can see on this graphic.
Obviously, companies are still ready to hire bloggers and designers that will be able to deliver specific services and products.
I strongly suggest that you take a look at Rowse's original post, at :
Personally, I don't think the economy is treatening the online world (at the moment), but it might turn like this soon enough.
What do you think?