The Connecticut Economic Outlook: February 2015

UConn economists at The Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis predicted strong economic progress and growth for the state in a report released Wednesday.

One model predicts Connecticut’s gross domestic product would grow 4.85 percent in 2015 and in 2016, but a second model predicted even more robust growth. The group also anticipates strong progress in the jobs market, from the current level of 1.69 million jobs in December 2014 to 1.73 million by the end of 2016.

The economists urged state government to invest in education, transportation and high-speed communications systems to enable long-term economic and job growth. The same organization also warned that extensive government ‘belt tightening’ could damage the state’s robust recovery and thwart its chance at sustained employment growth.

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