Barack Obama, the US president, has said he fears there are more hard times ahead for the economy as the recession deepens.
But executives from big banks still get perks even after they received bailout funds.
Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from New York.
Increasing unemployment is taking its toll around the world, and is not just affecting those who lose their jobs.
Students coming to the end of their training and education are also facing fewer career opportunities.
Hassan Al-Shohaty in London explains the difficulties in his search for a first job.