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TOPIC: Louisiana - surviving the recession well
STEP 1 - Read the following article:
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STEP 2 - Answer these questions (choose the
1. How many states have a lower unemployment rate than Louisiana?
2. According to the article, how long will Louisiana keep doing "better than most"?
It's hard to say until the latest employment figures come out
Until May or June
For 3 and a half more years
3. When did Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana?
One and a half years ago
Three and a half years ago
10 years ago
4. Why are there less foreclosures in Louisiana than in other states?
The state never experienced a housing bubble.
There are less people living in Louisiana.
The state government passed legislation prohibiting foreclosures
5. What was Louisiana's economic situation after Hurricane Katrina?
It was doing better than many other states.
It was about the same as all the other states.
It was doing worse than many other states.
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