Employment Equity: Louisiana’s Path to Inclusive Prosperity

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Louisiana is at a pivotal crossroads. Although the economy is improving and producing a lower unemployment rate than thestate has seen in years, not everyone is benefitting from this comeback. Workers of color continue to be significantlyoverrepresented among both the unemployed, and theunderemployed. These inequities for workers of color persist regardless of educational attainment. Black men in particular have the highest unemployment rate of any other group, with more than one in 10 Black male workers unable to find work.Without increased access to opportunity, these men are unableto support their families or contribute to the local economy.