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State of Working Louisiana (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-09-08

Duration: 00:04:40

Subjects: Louisiana Budget Project | Employment | Job creation | Economy


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Reporter
  • Donovan, Jeanie Interviewee


This segment from the September 8, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the findings of the Louisiana Budget Project’s recent report called the “State of Working Louisiana.” Spires interviews Jeanie Donovan, a co-author of the report, who discusses the state’s employment and job growth numbers, the job growth rate not keeping pace with population growth, the state’s uneven recovery from the economic recession of 2007-2009 and the 2015 drop in oil prices, the creation of low-paying jobs, and the state’s median wage gap. Host: Andre Moreau