Perhaps my comment was misleading and unhelpful. To paraphrase the president of the RIAI, Sean O'Laoire: unlike previous recessions where we could emigrate to the next honey pot, this is a global recession, there is no where to hide.
There are no jobs in Ireland; look at some other threads, apparently the six biggest firms in Dublin have left over 400 people go between them, and I know that many of the small-medium design-led practices have also downsized. From experience of people I know, there isn't much in the UK, Europe or America either. Last year, pre olympics, China was a big buzz word, but of late that too has proved fallable. Of course some may consider Dubai an option, and is the subject of another thread, while there are those who will disagree with me, there is nothing of any architectural credibility happening there, and as such is not an option for me, but it is an question of how much pride you carry in your work.
However, none of the above is reason not to choose architeture, while in Ireland architecture and the construction industry have been the worst and most immediately hit, almost all sectors are in trouble, so the same warning applies to any career choice. My knowledge of ecomomice and finance is remedial at best, and of course it could all turn around next year, and certinally, 6 years (5+ 1year work experience/ travel) is a bloody long time.
I hate to be so negative but it is just the mood at the moment. The bottom line is, if you want to do architecture then do it, and don't let math, physics or shite-hawks like me put you off.