The personal income growth for Connecticut residents was the slowest in the nation in 2017, according to a report by Pew Charitable Trusts. Personal income in Connecticut for 2017 actually dipped .6 percent into the negative, and the residents’ personal income growth rate since 2007 has been an anemic .6 percent.
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Connecticut has experienced remarkably slow growth in personal income, according to a study conducted by Pew Charitable Trusts, and that slow growth may be tied to Connecticut's declining population. Two separate studies - one showing personal income growth across the states and the second showing which states gained and lost population - appear to have a lot in common.
Among the troubled roots is Connecticut’s inability to sufficiently reduce spending, which has hurt the state’s fiscal health. In the most recent fiscal health analysis put out by some of the nation’s most reliable economic researchers, Connecticut shows vast room for improvement. In the Pew Charitable Trust’s research titled Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis, Connecticut did not fare well compared to its neighbors. Of particular note is the state’s depleted reserves; Connecticut’s reserves would allow the state to operate for a projected 8.3 days.