everyone should make an effort to get a hold of ben bernanke and tell him how he can make a statement that he will ease up on quantative easing when unemployment gets to around 6.8%.
if you pay attention to politics (state also), or see whats going on in your state with the sequester (watch your local news/paper). you will see that there are job cuts going on. especially if you have a base in your state. talk to public sector workers (police, fire department, city, health and safety, etcetera). they will tell you. a good example is what just happened with the FAA.