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Before the Cross - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Column

We've heard a lot about unemployment the past few years. The goal, which we never seem to reach, is no unemployment. That would mean every able-bodied person was gainfully employed. A society with no unemployment would be a truly healthy society. If we can't have zero unemployment, we like to keep the percentages in single digits. When we get near — or past — double-digit unemployment, it's a sign that our economy is in trouble. My four years as bishop of Saginaw, Mich., gave me an opportunity to see clearly what unacceptable rates of unemployment can do to a community.

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