How do you know what people need or desire in a recession? Are you omniscient?
Money is indeed the commodity that is the exception to the marginal law of utility because people always want more of it so they can use it to get more of the things they want. However, printing it reduces its purchasing power which means people can get less of what they want with the money.
You don't need to be a prophet to know that people are saving more in money's form in a recession, the financial security is the first thing people seek when in trouble
High jobless hurt economy because those people who have a job feel unsecure and they have to save a lot to prepare for the hard job-hunting time just in case they get fired one day
People want money not because of the products they want, they just want money, so if there is anything that they are interested showed up in the future, they can purchase, but if there is nothing interesting showed up, they just hold the money and feel comfortable