State of Working Connecticut 2016

Connecticut Voices for Children, an independent research and advocacy organization working to improve the lives of Connecticut’s children, released a report on the State of Working in Connecticut.

The major trends in their analysis include;

  • Unemployment has recovered for whites and college-educated workers, but not for workers of color and those without a college education
  • Since 2001, the share of private-sector jobs in low-wage industries has increased by 20 percent, while the share of private-sector jobs in high-wage industries has decreased by 13 percent.
  • The median and bottom 10 percent of wage-earners have seen their wages decline by more than 2 percent since 2002, while the top 10 percent have experienced growth of more than 11 percent.

For the full report, visit State of Working Connecticut, 2016