Updated Sept. 26, 2016 – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign raised $900,998 in August in Connecticut – just about double what Republican rival Donald Trump has raised here the entire election cycle. Clinton’s campaign has raised $5.5 million in individual contributions in Connecticut while Trump has raised $477,516. Trump’s campaign saw a 10-fold uptick in receipts from May to June, but that has remained relatively flat since.
Compared to the rest of the country, Connecticut had the second-largest decrease in violent crime between 2014 and 2015 — about a million incidents or 8.5 percent. The state experienced overall its lowest of number of crimes since 1967 and was one of just nine that saw a drop in violent crime over the year.
Connecticut’s unemployment dropped slightly from 5.7 to 5.6 percent in August as the state added 300 jobs, the Department of Labor reported Monday. The new unemployment rate still remained higher in August than the 5.3 percent rate of one year ago.
Connecticut has among the lowest poverty rates in the country and its median income is rising, though at a slower rate than in all but four other states, new data from the U.S. Census showed Thursday. Meanwhile, the data showed that more than 40 percent of Connecticut’s 18- to 34-year-olds still live with their parents.
Median household income increased 5.2 percent between 2014 and 2015 while the percentages of those in poverty and those without health insurance declined across the country, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
About 9.8 percent of Connecticut’s population suffers from asthma, according to the most recent estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s higher than the national average of 7 percent.