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Unemployment Trust Fund Loan (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-09-17

Duration: 00:06:44

Subjects: UNEMPLOYMENT | Unemployment insurance | Unemployment Trust Fund | Louisiana. Department of Labor | Louisiana AFL-CIO | Louisiana Association of Business and Industry


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Williams, Ulysses Interviewee
  • Cosse, Clark Interviewee


This segment from the September 17, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the impending bankruptcy of the Unemployment Trust Fund, the fund that pays out unemployment insurance benefits in Louisiana. This report includes an interview with Secretary Ulysses Williams of the Department of Labor discussing the loan the state will receive from the federal government to keep the fund afloat and the options available to pay back the loan. Host: Beth George