経済 is economics. So, something that has to do with economics is the economic or financial situation.
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well. It will help to know 経済 as well.
I work full time five days a week and part time six days a week because I’m in a tough financial situation.