Louisiana has experienced a long period of economic expansion and development, but the state’s overall economic growth has been stagnant for many years.
The state’s economy has not grown since 2008 and the state has lost an estimated 4.6 million jobs since then.
The 2018 unemployment rate is 9.3 percent, and the number of people without a job is almost double the number at the start of the recession in 2008.
The economy has been contracting for decades, and it is not expected to get much better.
In 2017, the unemployment rate was 10.2 percent, the fourth-highest rate in the nation.
The economic situation in the state was also a major factor in the 2016 presidential election.
President Donald Trump won Louisiana by a margin of nearly 4 million votes, but Hillary Clinton won the state by a similar margin.
In 2018, Trump won by more than 2 million votes.
The number of votes cast for Trump in Louisiana was over 3 million, and Clinton won Louisiana with more than 4 million.
This means the state voted for a candidate who received a margin that was higher than the national average.
The presidential election had a big impact on the state economy.
In addition to Trump, both candidates received more votes than any other candidate in Louisiana’s history.
Trump won more votes overall than any of the presidential candidates since 1900, and he won more than 20 percent of the vote in Louisiana in the primary.
The results from the presidential election, and a strong showing by Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu, have created a lot of optimism about the state in 2018.
Landrieun is a Democrat who ran on a platform that emphasizes economic development and job creation, but she is also one of the most vulnerable Democrats to a Republican-led Congress in the future.
She was one of three Democrats to vote for the tax cuts Trump has proposed and she has criticized him for the lack of action he has taken to rebuild the state.
The unemployment rate in Louisiana is a little over 4 percent, which is good news for the state, and there is still a long way to go before it gets back to full employment.
However, the state is still in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression, and this is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
In 2019, Louisiana will face a tough budget year.
The governor has pledged to reduce the state budget deficit by $2 billion.
The legislature has also promised to balance the state income tax system in 2018, which could create a revenue shortfall of nearly $2.3 billion.
Landriu is expected on Tuesday to unveil a plan for addressing the state deficit, which will be the most expensive of any state in the country.
The budget proposal will likely include additional tax cuts, which would bring the deficit to $1.7 billion.
If that does not solve the budget problems, the governor will likely have to use some of his newfound political capital to further slash the state government.
The Louisiana legislature is currently in the process of approving a budget, but it will be up to the governor to make a final decision on whether to veto the legislation or make it more difficult for lawmakers to pass a budget.
A recent poll showed Landrieucs approval rating in Louisiana at 36 percent, up from 27 percent last year.
She has already received strong support from the Republican base, which has made it difficult for her to compromise with Democrats in the legislature.
The legislative session begins on July 4.