Median income: $73,781
Unemployment rate: 4 percent
Connecticut’s job market has had a rough start in 2019. The state’s Department of Labor reported that January saw a loss of 2,500 jobs. In February, 400 jobs were lost.
It might seem surprising to see Connecticut on this list, since it’s often considered among the most affluent states with a disproportionate number of high-income residents. But the preference of corporations and millennials for big cities like New York over Connecticut’s bedroom communities and the state’s “chronic” budget problems have contributed to Connecticut’s economic woes, Governing Magazine says.