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 […]

Unemployed Workers “The Bills Don’t Stop Rally” Thursday

December 10, 2020

With a bipartisan bill needing to be passed before the end of the year to avoid a gap in unemployment relief, unemployed workers and members of Step Up Louisiana are going to rally outside of Senator Kennedy’s office today and bring our bills to show the Senator what we are going through.   NEW ORLEANS, […]

Unemployment Crisis in Louisiana During Covid-19

September 1, 2020

  “New Orleans is slowly bleeding to death. I don’t know how much longer my job will be able to continue leaking.” It’s a desperate statement, from a New Orleanian on Twitter, that’s all too familiar to those who depend on businesses being open, and life returning to some semblance of normal, in order to […]

What China’s Uneven Recovery Means for the U.S

August 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the largest economies in the world since China reported the first confirmed case in December 2019. The disease started spreading rapidly in Europe and the United States in February. The growth domestic product of China grew by 3 percent in the second quarter of the year while that of […]

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