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48. Louisiana

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Louisiana Score and Ranking

CATEGORY  2022 SCORE  2022 RANK 2021 RANK  2022 GRADE 
WORKFORCE1784225D
INFRASTRUCTURE1334840F
COST OF DOING BUSINESS23653A
ECONOMY1064550F
LIFE & HEALTH974542F
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION834547F
BUSINESS FRIENDLINESS674145F
EDUCATION763540C-
ACCESS TO CAPITAL203723D
COST OF LIVING351617B
OVERALL10314844

Economic Profile

Governor: John Bel Edwards, Democrat

Population: 4,624,047

GDP growth (Q1 2022): -4.3%

Unemployment rate (May 2022): 4%

Top corporate tax rate: 7.5%

Top individual income tax rate: 4.25%

Gasoline tax: 20.01 cents/gallon

Bond rating (Moody's/S&P): Aa2, stable/AA-, stable

Economic profile sources: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federation of Tax Administrators, American Petroleum Institute (excluding 18.40 cent/gallon federal tax), Moody's Investor Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence

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