Eight states – including Connecticut – have launched projects aiming to provide opportunities for people who experience occupational or non-occupational injuries or illnesses to remain in and return to the workforce.
After a competitive selection process, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in partnership with DOL’s Employment and Training Administration and […]
In an analysis of the economic impact of foreign-born populations on the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Connecticut ranks 11th in the nation.
The states were immigrants have the biggest economic impact, according to the analysis by the financial website WalletHub, are California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, […]
As the new Connecticut legislative session gets underway, 33.5 percent of lawmakers are women, the 14th highest percentage among the states. The Connecticut legislature now includes 61 women, apparently the high water mark in state history, and exceeding the national average among the states of 28.5 percent.
In the Senate, there are currently 9 women […]
If you’re a woman in business, Hartford is among the best places in the nation to be. That’s according to a new analysis by the website ShareFile, which ranked Hartford as the third best place in the U.S. for businesswomen. Hartford ranked seventh a year ago.
The “Businesswomen Power City Index” was developed by […]
It began as a casual conversation between Kate Farrar, Executive Director of the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) and Sharon Cappetta, Director of Development at The Community Foundation for Women and Girls, during the 2016 United State of Women Summit. Now, it is a full-fledged and far-reaching network aimed at providing support and […]
If you were born between 1982 and 2000, and you live in Massachusetts, you’re making more money, on average, then people of your generation living elsewhere in the United States. If you live in Connecticut, there are 15 states where the average salary for millennials is higher.
Based on U.S. Census data analyzed by the […]
In the early 1990’s, voter turnout in Connecticut’s gubernatorial elections reached 68.2 percent in 1990 and 65.1 percent in 1994. Turnout hasn’t reached that high level in the state’s quadrennial gubernatorial elections since – until Tuesday.
The Office of Secretary of the State is reporting, as of Wednesday night, that statewide voter turnout was 66.9 […]
In Connecticut, to earn a place in the top one percent would require making $700,800, the highest threshold in the nation. The average annual income of the top one percent is also among the highest in the nation at $2,522,806. That is 37 times the annual income of the bottom 99 percent, which is $67, […]
Even as Hartford and New Haven spend considerable time and attention directed at attracting millennials, a new national survey finds that the two Connecticut cities are ranked in the nation’s top 100 best places to retire. Hartford ranked 73rd on the list with an overall score of 6.35. New Haven came in 74th with a […]
The average student debt in Connecticut is higher than any state in the nation, according to a new analysis. The latest annual report from The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization focused on making higher education more affordable, looked at the Class of 2017 broken down by the […]
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) – a state agency that didn’t exist just over five years ago – has earned global recognition for success and innovation in serving the state’s youngest children and their families.
The agency was chosen to receive the “Future of Feedback Award” at the annual Feedback Summit in Washington, […]
Considered the 7th oldest state in the nation for the past few years, Connecticut is getting older relative to other states, according to newly released analysis. The state is now seen as being the 6th oldest in the nation, following Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, West Virginia, and Florida.
The analysis, by S&P Global Ratings, […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report this year that suicide rates nationally jumped by 25 percent since 1999, a finding that “shocked” even experts who believed the rate had been flat. Each year, more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the […]
Connecticut has a lower adult obesity rate than most other states, according to new national data, which found that 26.9 percent of adults living in Connecticut have obesity, ranking the state 42nd among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The state has slipped slightly from four years ago – the obesity rate was […]