Post-Katrina Commuting Patterns

Report by Allison Plyer, Elaine Ortiz, Kathryn Pettit
January 15, 2010

The Data Center   (New Orleans)

More low–wage workers commute into Orleans Parish for work, than commute out. But of all metro area parishes, Jefferson has the largest net inflow of low-wage workers. Nearly 22,000 low–wage workers commute into Jefferson Parish for work—hundreds from as far away as St. John the Baptist Parish.