Pelican Unveils Policy Solutions to Get Louisiana Working in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Today, the Pelican Institute released its Get Louisiana Working Policy Solutions. This plan outlines reforms to key public policy areas to encourage the return of jobs and opportunity and to strengthen the state’s economy following the destruction resulting from COVID-19 and measures taken to address it. The Pelican Institute is also calling on state leaders…

Nearly a Quarter of Louisiana’s Labor Force has Filed for Unemployment

While Gov. John Bel Edwards unexpectedly postponed the phased reopening of Louisiana’s economy to May 15, the most recently released economic data shows precisely why we need to Get Louisiana Working as soon as possible. Another 66,000 Louisianans filed unemployment claims for the week ending April 25 . While this was less than the week…