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Connecticut Voices for Children report suggests state still years away from recovery

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut is still years away from a full recovery from the Great Recession, according to a new report from Connecticut Voices for Children, which found the state lagging behind on job growth and wages.

The annual report from the left-leaning think tank is called “The State of Working Connecticut.” This year’s report pointed to areas where the state’s economy is still struggling to recover from the recession, which officially ended five years ago.

“Connecticut’s workers continue to face an economy with fewer jobs, falling wages and rising inequality,” Wade Gibson, director of the group’s Fiscal Policy Center, said on a Tuesday conference call. “In very real sense, we have not yet recovered from the Great Recession. We are still about three years away, at our current pace, from recovering the jobs lost. Wages remain depressed.”

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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