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Louisiana’s High Unemployment Rate (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-01-04

Duration: 00:10:40

Subjects: UNEMPLOYMENT | Economy | Louisiana. Department of Labor


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Baker, Richard Interviewee
  • Patin, Dudley J. Interviewee
  • Moore, Madeline Interviewee
  • Chidester, Scott Interviewee
  • Thomas, Jacquelyn Interviewee
  • Jones, Leon Interviewee
  • Lacy, Lowry Interviewee


This segment from the January 4, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on Louisiana’s high unemployment rate and the economic outlook for 1985. Johnson reports that Louisiana has a total of 191,000 unemployed workers and a statewide unemployment rate of 9.7%. He interviews: State Representative Richard Baker; Secretary Dudley J. Patin of the Louisiana Department of Labor; Madeline Moore, Scott Chidester, Jacquelyn Thomas, and Leon Jones, unemployed workers; and Lowry Lacy, job services manager. Host: Beth Courtney