Record-Journal Report: 35 percent of state families struggling

by Mary Ellen Godin, 11/18/2014 

An increasing number of state families live in a financial danger zone that forces them to make risky choices, which might harm their finances, health and safety, according to a United Way/Rutgers University report released this week.

“Connecticut’s official poverty rate of 10 percent obscures the true magnitude of financial instability across the state,” according to a summary of the 122-page report. “Using the realistic measures of the financial survival threshold for each county in Connecticut, the report reveals a far larger problem than previously identified.”

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