CT Post Life on the edge: one crisis away


Connecticut is pulling out of the devastating recession that began in 2008, with thousands of jobs added every month and the unemployment rate dropping to a six-year low of 6.4 percent.

But a comprehensive study released Sunday by the United Way agencies in the state indicates the recession’s effects persist. A startling 35 percent of the population in one of the wealthiest states in the country is just a crisis away from financial disaster.

Poverty, comprising 10 percent of that number, has been well documented previously and many programs are in place to help, though perhaps not enough.

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