There has never been and will never be a depression so bad that businesses can't come up with a listing:
"Fortune 500 company seeks energetic individual to assist in cutting costs and reducing overhead by ... murdering half our employees."
"Says here you must be proficient in wielding blunt instruments and Microsoft Excel."
Or sometimes they'll combine two jobs in the hopes of hiring one new guy to replace two older employees, even if the jobs have nothing to do with each other:
"Seeking Industrial Chemist/Panini Chef. Must be able to synthesize complex chemical compounds and make those adorable little sandwiches we like for the company picnic."
Creating jobs and sustainable careers is the hard part. Listing jobs is easy, and any close review of what's really being offered (or not offered) tells you far more about the economy than the number of entries on Monster.com.