Gruesome Graph

This graph is scary beyond belief.  To interpret, the blue is the 1990 recession, the red is the 2001 recession...and the green is the past 13 months.

See more here.

If your church isn't talking about job losses, then you are out of touch with your community.  Period

Wake up and start talking about it.


Larry B,  February 9, 2009 at 11:06 PM  

A wee bit unfair with the graph since it normalizes the start points of the three recessions (the level of employment was higher at the start of this recession than those other recessions if I have my numbers right).

No doubt the trend is in the wrong direction, though, we don't need sensationalistic graphs to understand that.

Oddly, in my community, the job losses are not mounting like they appear to be elsewhere. I'm not sure what role the church should play in regards to this. The losses might be coming later, but I think the church talking about it now in this community, might be creating unnecessary fear.

Anwar February 27, 2009 at 3:28 AM  

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