In the Pelican State, Benjamin Franklin buys you about $109 worth of stuff.
The state's jobless rate rose to 5.4 percent in July from 5 percent in June. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in July 2013.
Local stores open second location
Local skate shop collaborates with sneaker giant to create the "Crawfish Dunks"
Numbers have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation's worst offshore oil disaster.