Well there is a way out. The job market is evolving and changing. New trends are emerging that are hard to see until you see it in your rear-view mirror. There is a way to capitalize on your experience and work history. It is called Job-Chunking or the advent of the micro-job.
There is an e-Book that tells you how to go about job-chunking and restore your income stream in spite of being jobless. This method was discovered first hand, and it reflects the changing paradigms of the job market. This book is called "55 and Scared" and it is available as an eBook in multiple formats on Smashwords.com @ :
or if you have a Kindle, you can get it on Amazon.com:
On Smashwords, you can download 35% of the book for free and Amazon lets you sample the first chapter or two.