Economic Recovery? A Quick Glance at Connecticut’s Working Families in 2007

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After three years of economic recovery in Connecticut, a larger share of the state’s residents are living in poverty, have no health insurance, and, on average, have declining household incomes. Connecticut’s workers are not seeing the benefits of economic growth in their paychecks. From 1997 to 2005, growth in productivity (a measure of the overall performance of the economy) was more than double the growth in Connecticut’s median wages.