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Children of unemployed parents in Louisiana up more than 45 percent since 2007

Poverty & Family Economics

Times-Picayune, by Quincy Hodges

The number of children in Louisiana who are living with unemployed parents has grown by more than 45 percent over pre-recession levels, a recent Urban Institute study found. Before the Great Recession, in Louisiana there were 48,600 children living with unemployed parents in 2007; in 2012, there are 70,600 children, the report said.

Nationally, children living with unemployed parents grew from 3.5 million to 6.3 million or a 80 percent increase, between 2007 and 2012. …Read more