Just read this article from NPR:
The global economic downturn is triggering strikes and protests in Europe, including a massive general strike in France and roadblocks by farmers in Greece. Economists say it could happen in the U.S., especially if unemployment worsens.
Every day for the past few weeks, I've heard of a family in our church loosing a job or the parent of one of our youth loosing his or her job. In a bigger church, that isn't uncommon, but it's happening a lot more now and as youth workers, we need to be great at responding to this situation.