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More New Orleans high school grads entering college, but racial disparities persist, report says

6 Jan 2020 11:50 PM | Anonymous

More New Orleans high school grads entering college, but racial disparities persist, report says

  • BY DELLA HASSELLE | dhasselle@theadvocate.com 
  • APR 18, 2019 - 2:30 PM


And those who entered the workforce without getting a degree were likely to get very low-paying jobs, largely because Orleans Parish has an economy that is less diversified than other parts of the country and is dependent upon low-paying industries, researchers said.

It also has lower job growth and higher unemployment rates. In all, that results in a lower median household income: $38,700 in 2017, compared to $57,700 nationally.

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