COVID-19

December 1, 2020

Invest in Louisiana’s Opportunity Youth for an Equitable, Lasting Recovery

Nearly 1 in 6 Louisianans aged 16 to 24 are neither working nor going to school. The state’s youth disconnection rate of 16.4% – representing 92,100 children and young adults – is the fourth-highest in the United States, according to a new report by Measure of America, A Portrait of Louisiana 2020: Human Development in an Age of UncertaintyRead more...

October 1, 2020

$42 million in federal food aid per month at stake in emergency declaration debate

The Covid-19 recession has driven hunger in Louisiana to unprecedented levels: More than 1 in 6 Louisiana adults and 1 in 5 adults with children reported that their households couldn’t afford enough food to eat each week during the pandemic, according to U.S.Read more...

September 18, 2020

Census 2020: Poverty in Louisiana

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September 15, 2020

Louisiana loses ground on uninsured rate along with the nation

Reversing years of gains, the share of Louisianans without health insurance, increased to 8.9% in 2019 from a historic low of 8% in 2018, according to the latest federal data released this week. This loss in coverage translates to more than 400,000 Louisianans lacking basic health insurance going into the Covid-19 pandemic at the start of 2020. Read more...