In local news:

The trust fund that covers unemployment benefits for Louisiana workers is projected to reach $1.13 billion for the year ending August 31st, 2020, marking its highest balance in a decade. The state’s Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) met Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, to review the Louisiana Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, which is managed by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). The fund, with a certified balance of $1,072,775,884 as of August 31st, 2019, has gained $75.5 million since the last REC review in 2018, making it one of the strongest unemployment trust funds in the country.

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