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Reflections on Reconciliation
John Warner Smith wearing a hat

History is our witness

Race remains the central issue and pivotal point of transformation for an entire American society. History is our witness that race might never be a bridge that unites us.

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Link to Unemployment rate rising in Louisiana’s big cities (opens in new window)

Unemployment in the Lafayette metro area ticked up .4 points in 2022. The region also saw the sharpest decline in labor force in the state, shedding 1,700 workers.

All of Louisiana’s nine metro areas’ unemployment rates increased from November to December 2022 as well, with the state seeing its rate increase for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: The Advertiser