Connecticut, the 29th most populous state
in the United States, has a population of about 3.9 million residents.
The Constitution State is not, however, a very large state in terms of
area. Rather, it is quite densely populated. Though the state has a
very high per capita personal income, at around $60,000 on average, there is a
wide disparity between communities. It has some of the wealthiest communities in
the nation, while others are quite the opposite; Hartford, for
example is one of the 10 communities with the lowest per capita
incomes in the U.S.
Heavy industry is a key driver of the Connecticut economy, with production
of transportation equipment, especially helicopters, aircraft parts, and
nuclear submarines; heavy industrial machinery and electrical equipment; military
weaponry; fabricated metal products; chemical and pharmaceutical products; and
Agricultural output includes retail and wholesale nursery
stock, eggs, clams and shellfish, dairy products, cattle and tobacco.
Job seekers wishing to relocate to Connecticut will need
resilience. As of August 2011, the unemployment rate was holding steady at
a discouraging 9%. Although there is good opportunity for advancement
and high income potential, the dense population of the state intensifies
competition for most positions. Connecticut residents depend on proximity to New
York City for many employment opportunities.
Additional information can be found
regarding Connecticut's economy and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Connecticut Economy.