July 12, 2011
Ministering to the Unemployed
Peter Nixon, Commonweal Magazine
We prayed for the unemployed today during the prayers of the faithful. In the wake of Friday’s employment report, the prayer took on greater urgency for me.
It seems likely that we are in for an extended period of slow growth and high unemployment. Even if job growth were to pick up to something close to the rate seen in other recent recessions it would still take many years for unemployment to fall back to what it was in the latter part of the last decade.