The demand for wood has dropped so much that forestry contractors have shut down. The guys have been told that their might not be jobs for them come september. I don't like hearing that there will be more job losses especially for the younger guys that are trying to raise a familly and have house payments etc. They can't even sell their house for the money they have into it because the market dropped off to nothing. Right now there isn't any jobs for equipment operators in the construction industry. You guys wonder why I'am sticking with the gov't job because jobs that have kept people employeed for decades are disappearing faster than you can blink. The realestate market has flopped so now prices are dropping. The people that bought high are totally screwed now because their property value is 100,000 or more lower than what they are paying on. People that bought property that were going to flip are also screwed they are stuck with it. Some properties are seeing 10 grand drop every week to 2 weeks. Some place have dropped 200 grand. Let the good times roll, I'am glad I'am not a person stuck with a 2000 dollar a month mortgage payment and a job that is on shakey ground. I'am also glad I don't work for a excavation contractor because it is really slow for these guys. Equipment operators might be unemployed till the housing market comes back which may take a few years. Hate to be a excavation contractor with the repo man one step away from the door step trying to keep making payments on equipment that has very little work for Many of them are stuck they can't get out unless they take a big loss on the equipment that there is no market for.