I graduated with a degree in Econ and unless you plan on getting your doctorate, chances are you won't be working doing anything that directly relates to economics
I used to get frustrated when I was job searching just before graduating because I (at the time) wished I would have done something like nursing, teaching, accounting, etc... basically anything where you get a degree and get a job in the specific field. I used to think that it would make job searching so much easier. Now that a few years have passed I have realized that most places don't care about what your degree is in, just so long as you have one.
I graduated and started working for a health insurance company doing an entry level job that only required a high school diploma. I hated the job, but in this economy it was work. I got laid off after 18 months (best thing ever) and landed an awesome job working for a glass & window company. I do some accounting, marketing, and general management. Nothing directly related to my degree in econ, but I wouldn't have gotten the job with having the degree.
I have found that anything that nearly all jobs that 'require' a business degree will also accept someone with an Econ degree. Many job descriptions say 'Preferred candidates should posses a degree in business or related field blah blah blah...'
Best of luck in your search! The current job market really sucks and I feel for anyone who is currently job hunting. Hang in there!