Analysis: census data shows persistent poverty in the state


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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