Predicting Louisiana's Future (Current Balance: $895.6m)
Louisiana's trust fund is solvent, largely because the state pays out some of the nation's most meager benefits. But the fund has dwindled somewhat over the past year, triggering a small tax increase on businesses for 2010, from $97 to $111 per employee, on average.
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|In the Clear: Louisiana's unemployment fund is solvent.|
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|6 Month Projection||Unemployment Rate (November)||Net Income (December)||Avg. Weekly Benefit||% of Unemployed
|National: 9%||Rank: 19 of 51||Rank: 47 of 51||Rank: 14 of 51|
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