National, Local Job Trends Show Better Signs for Louisiana

Over the last few weeks, a trend has emerged showing less Louisianans filing for unemployment than previous weeks. This week saw this pattern continue, with just under 10,000 people filing for unemployment, a decrease of almost 3,500 from the previous week. This was, once again, a new low since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The number...

TAGS: Bureau Of Labor Statistics, COVID-19, Economic Growth, Get Louisiana Working, Jobs, jobs and opportunity

Corruption: A Recurring Topic in the 2010 Mayor’s Race

By Jennifer Moreale
The latest candidate forum took place on Friday, January 15th at Loyola University New Orleans and had as the central topic public corruption. Since the beginning of the mayor’s race candidates have shed light on the worse features of New Orleans, public corruption being just one of them. Acknowledging the city’s weaknesses and proposing solutions...

TAGS: Corruption, Economic Growth, Mayor, New Orleans, Transparency

Income Growth in Louisiana

By Trent Hill
Preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis revealed that personal income growth slowed in 2008. In Louisiana, personal income growth slowed to 4.2 percent in 2008, a virtual crawl compared to 10.2 percent in 2007. Of course the decline is not limited to Louisiana, as personal income growth nationwide slowed to 3.9...

TAGS: Economic Analysis, Economic Growth