Be warned: The threshold for employability is rising. High school graduates and high school drop-outs had substantial net job losses in 2011, and high school graduates did in 2012. Those with college educations experienced net job gains.
What I want to know: What is the IQ threshold below which employment is dropping in the United States? What's that threshold in other countries? How fast is the threshold rising?
At any given IQ level there will be winners and lowers. You can move yourself away from the unemployable and underemployed categories by gaining more useful skills. Even at an IQ of 90 some are managing to stay employed by developing skills that have some demand. You can take whatever your IQ level is and learn some of the most valuable skills your intelligence enables you to learn. You'll stay viable longer and make more money.
My advice: Use what IQ you've got. Get yourself to Coursera and start learning something useful.
You've got to raise your game. The median US household income is now back to the level it was at in 1995. In 2011 only the top fifth saw income gains. Get yourself into the top fifth. The ranks of the losers is far larger than the ranks of the winners. This isn't 1950s or 1960s America any more. Rising living standards are a thing of the past. If you want to at least break even you've got to rise above the masses. Go learn.
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