Economy & Workforce

Our economy and workforce research covers economic synergies and commuter patterns across Southeast Louisiana, the tidal wave of job openings from the new "energy boom" in our region, and analyses of skills gaps.

Who are the essential workers keeping the New Orleans region going?

May 07, 2020

This brief is a profile of workers in industries deemed “essential” and where a large portion of the workforce is likely still present on site. It covers demographics, earnings, and other characteristics to spotlight a few of the overlapping vulnerabilities that workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 may face.

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