The State of Working Connecticut, 2006

Back • Publication Date: September 1st, 2006

Authors: Douglas J. Hall, Ph.D. and Shelley Geballe, JD MPH

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The rising tide of Connecticut’s economic recovery is not lifting the boats of most workers in the state. The sixth annual State of Working Connecticut report finds that in recent years, low-, middle-, and high-wage workers have seen their real wages decline, even as the economy’s productivity has increased. And while the state has slowly recovered a little more than half of the jobs it lost during the recession, it has been gaining lower-wage service sector jobs while losing higher-wage manufacturing and professional jobs.