Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath

Katrina's Economic Toll: Longer Unemployment Lines

Hurricane Katrina triggered the biggest one-week surge in jobless claims in nearly a decade. Applications for unemployment last week jumped 71,000, 68,000 of which were hurricane related. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the storm wiped out as many as 400,000 jobs.

Electricity, telephone service, oil and gas production, lumber and business in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

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