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‘Good Jobs’ can drive growth and inclusion in metro New Orleans

September 10, 2015, John Ng and Richard Shearer

With the 10th anniversary of Katrina behind them, leaders in metro New Orleans have declared an end to the region’s period of recovery. Yet challenges remain. Recent job growth in metro New Orleans has come from low-paying industries, such as hospitality, retail, and administrative services. As in other metro areas, the growth of low-paying work has been accompanied by falling middle-class incomes and rising poverty.

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