Posts Tagged ‘employment’

New Report: Teen Unemployment and the Minimum Wage

New Report: Teen Unemployment and the Minimum Wage

Unemployment remains a major concern throughout the state of Louisiana and the nation as a whole. While the jobs situation in Louisiana is somewhat better than the national average, the unemployment rate for working-age teens (16-19) is astronomical and bodes ill for the future of Louisiana’s youth.

Study: Proposed Obama Energy Taxes Will Be Devastating

Study: Proposed Obama Energy Taxes Will Be Devastating

The study projects a loss of approximately $341 billion in economic output, 155,000 jobs, and $68 billion in wages- catastrophic numbers in any circumstances.

Immigration Status Checks: An Employer Obligation?

Immigration Status Checks: An Employer Obligation?

Illegal immigrants are set to find work with state contractors harder to come by. That is if employers participate in the federal government’s E-Verify program, as new legislation would mandate.

Government Boost to Small Business Could do More Harm than Good

Mercatus scholar warns that discrimination over business size lacks economic justification By Daniel M. Rothschild With the Senate set to create a $30 billion fund for small business lending and House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) praising small businesses as “the engine of job creation,” elected officials and their challengers of both parties are scrambling [...]

Questions Remain Over Approach to Eliminating Government Workers

Unclear whether bill intended to reduce number of state employees will have significant impact Baton Rouge — It may not be surprising that state Senator Jack Donahue’s legislation to reduce Louisiana’s disproportionately large government work force was met with criticism. What is surprising is that much of this criticism comes from administrators that support its [...]