Analysis: census data shows persistent poverty in the state

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CAHS and the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) have released an analysis reviewing the latest census poverty data for Connecticut and the rest of the nation.  The new figures show a state than far from coming back from the recession stronger, is leaving more families behind.

Although the recession officially ended in 2009, poverty has increased in the last four years: 9.4% of Connecticut´s population was below the Federal Poverty Line in 2009, compared to 10.7% last year. Children are still the hardest hit, as well as minorities. To make things worse, inequality got even worse - the income of the top 1% of US earners grew by 31.4% since the end of the recession, compared to 0.4% to the other 99% of Americans.

You can download the full report here, with additional details regarding education, inequality, access to jobs and food insecurity.

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