Report: Black Workers Nearly Three Times More Likely to be Unemployed in Louisiana

March 11, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, unemployment has been a consistent concern, particularly in Louisiana. The state is heavily reliant on the hospitality industry, especially in New Orleans. Around 16 percent of the city’s workers are employed in the hospitality industry, which has been hardest-hit by pandemic safety closures. A new report by Step Up Louisiana analyzing the […]

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits to Begin April 13, Governor Says

April 8, 2020

Governor John Bel Edwards announced major relief programs that will be made available to Louisianians under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act today.  Beginning Monday, April 13, unemployment benefits for “gig economy” workers – in the form of weekly $600 checks – will be made available to Louisiana residents who filed for […]

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