State of Working Connecticut Interactive Graph

Back • November 19, 2015 • Uncategorized

Six years after the official end of the Great Recession, Connecticut has yet to fully recover. Despite lower levels of unemployment, the recovery has left behind many Connecticut residents, in particular people of color, young workers, those paid low wages, and many with relatively low levels of education. These findings and more are accessible in our annual State of Working Connecticut report, and the full data on which they are based are available below.

Data Visualization

These data are available below through an interactive graph. Underneath the graph, you can choose an economic indicator (e.g., unemployment), and then select the regions and demographics about which you'd like to learn more. A slider along the bottom allows you to select the range of years, back to 1979. To view wages at the 10th, 20th, 30th, etc. percentiles, select the "Wage Deciles" indicator, along with the deciles you'd like to view in the demographics drop-down menu.

Not all demographics are available for every economic indicator. For example, only overall long-term unemployment is available on the graph, and the "wage percentile" demographics are only useful for the "wage deciles" measure. Let us know what you notice in these trends in the comments below!

Methodological Notes

  • "Peer states" refers to Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island
  • Missing data reflect survey sample sizes that are too small
  • Wage data are measured in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars using CPI-U-RS
  • Source: CT Voices and Economic Policy Institute analysis of U.S. Census ACS, CT Department of Labor, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data