In April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate stood at 8.9%.
Among the states, Michigan currently stands at 12.9%, still leading the nation’s unemployment rate for 28 consecutive months. Neither number reflects “discouraged workers” who according to the Bureau of Labor are not looking for work because they believe there are no jobs available for them.
Yesterday, one member of this blog wrote, “From someone who has been there…I hope you folks understand just how serious unemployment and underemployment really is. When the rent is due then the rent is due.I so wish the “church” could really get a handle on this.”
So want to open the door for some honest talk on this. From those “who have been/or are there” what is the personal impact of unemployment (or underemployment). What is it doing to you, your family, your faith?