By the Numbers

By the Numbers October/November 2010

by Leslie Turk

Louisiana's ranking for worst drivers, based on an analysis of gas prices, insurance rates, infrastructure and legal climate for drivers; although Louisiana has the nation's sixth-lowest gas prices, its was pulled down by high insurance rates and a tough legal climate.
Source: Forbes

Total deposits held by FDIC insured institutions in Lafayette Parish as of June 30, 2010 Source: FDIC

Year Louisiana's pension fund may run out of money; in the following year it will have a $4.3 billion bill. That means 27% of state revenue will be needed to fill the pension hole every year.

La.'s ranking on a list of 11 pension funds most in trouble; Illinois is first (it runs out in 8 years), followed by Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey and Hawaii.  Source: Business Insider