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Despite the uptick, Connecticut’s poverty rate was lower than the 13.1 percent national average.
The draft acknowledged Bridgeport's 22.1 percent poverty rate and 23 percent food insecurity rate.
United Way also warned that the rise of the gig economy has created an environment with "limited job security, no beneﬁts, ﬂuctuating hours and unreliable wages."
“I think the greatest issue of our time is the disparity of wealth and the problems that exist for the lower 40 percent of the population,” Dalio said.