State’s total score: 42.66 out of 100
WalletHub’s analysis ranks Connecticut No. 49 in terms of economic health but No. 6 for innovation potential.
The Constitution State is one of only three states with a workforce that has contracted since before the Great Recession began in December 2007, the Hartford Courant reports. That’s despite the state having a June unemployment rate of 3.7%, which matches that of the nation overall.