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Louisiana’s Economic Slump (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-10-03

Duration: 00:08:04

Subjects: Economy | UNEMPLOYMENT


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Steimel, Ed Speaker
  • Jackson, Kay Interviewee
  • Hainkel, John Speaker
  • Kelly, Eamon Interviewee


This segment from the October 3, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s report on the economic slump in Louisiana. He reports that Louisiana has the second highest unemployment rate in the nation at 12.3%. His report includes: Ed Steimel, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) discussing his view that Louisiana is experiencing an economic depression; an interview with Secretary Kay Jackson of the Louisiana Department of Commerce; State Representative John Hainkel discussing the state’s economy at the National Conference of State Legislatures; and an interview with Dr. Eamon Kelly, the president of Tulane University and the chairman of the Governor’s Economic Development Commission.