Economic Opportunity

June 10, 2020

Principles for an equitable recovery

May 7, 2020

LBP testimony on House Bill 832

To the Members of the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations:

My name is Stacey Roussel, and I serve as the policy director of the Louisiana Budget Project, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization focused on lifting up low- and moderate-income families. Read more...

May 1, 2020

Unemployment, Covid-19 and the Louisiana workforce

The novel coronavirus has reminded us of the fragility of life, but also the fragile foundations of Louisiana’s economy. That is particularly true for families who were already struggling to make ends meet before the pandemic. 

More than 506,000 Louisiana workers filed for unemployment in the six-week period between March 21 and April 25.Read more...

April 29, 2020

Covid 19: SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: Economic Opportunity