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Unemployment in Louisiana (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-13

Duration: 00:07:10

Subjects: UNEMPLOYMENT | Economy | Business | Industry


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Moore, Henson Interviewee
  • Broussard, David Interviewee
  • Duplessis, Sidney Interviewee
  • Bussie, Victor Interviewee


This segment from the January 13, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on unemployment in Louisiana and the economic outlook for 1984. Johnson reports that Louisiana’s unemployment rate peaked at 13.1% in June 1983. He interviews: Congressman Henson Moore; David Broussard, a contractor; Sidney Duplessis, an automobile dealer; and Victor Bussie of the Louisiana AFL-CIO. Host: Beth Courtney