Huge Disparities Widen — Hurting Economy

Report: CT’s low-income jobs on the rise

According to the report, the share of low wage jobs in Connecticut rose from 14.2 percent in 2011 to 15.5 percent in 2016.

In contrast, the mid-wage jobs in Connecticut decreased and the high-wage jobs remained flat, according to the children’s advocacy group.

Ray Noonan, the organization’s associate policy fellow, said the trend is going “in the wrong direction.”

“The combination of slow job creation and stagnant or lower wages has a direct impact on disparities of opportunity for workers in the state,” Noonan said in a statement. “Low-wage jobs are less likely to offer good benefits, leaving many families struggling with lower pay, fewer supports, less capacity to react to crisis, and more uncertainty in their lives.”

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