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>Connecticut remains the wealthiest state in the nation

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>The bad news?
Connecticut’s per capita personal income dropped by 3.3 percent from 2008 to 2009. That was among the worst 10 declines state-by-state, and exceeded the national average drop of 2.6 percent.
The reality that we pass over in dwelling on Connecticut’s problems?
We are still the wealthiest state in the nation, by a significant margin, $54,397 per capita, compared to #2 New Jersey’s $50,313, and a whole-different-world margin above poorest-state Mississippi’s $30,103.
CLICK HERE to see a state-by-state breakdown compiled by the Wall Street Journal.

Connecticut’s 8.2 percent unemployment rate was better than the national average of 9.3 percent, and far better than Michigan, which was hammered by auto industry woes and came in at 13.6 percent.

Written by mattderienzo

March 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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