Fairfield County led the nation in wage stagnation in the recession recovery, according to a new study, with people making less in 2015 than they did in 2010.
On a per capita basis over five years, the Fairfield County area saw income decline 5.3 percent to $81,225, GoBankingRates determined from U.S. Census Bureau data, with economists have attributed the area’s inability to generate momentum to gains in lower-wage jobs in hospitality and entertainment compared to previous periods when the region added finance and corporate jobs at a rapid clip.
GoBankingRates.com listed the Tulsa, Okla. area as having the fastest wage growth nationally, with per capita income up 35.7 percent over five years through 2015, the result of ample new commercial development in downtown Tulsa according to the study’s authors.
I'm a tad skeptical of this report, because there are some ares of the country that seem to be dying, rather than merely withering on the vine, like Fairfield County's, but who knows? If it is accurate, Maybe Hartford should direct its attention to figuring out how to tax Tulsa.