She writes that the unemployment rate in Connecticut dropped to 8.2 percent, the lowest it's been since 2009. That's the good news. The bad news, if Lee's subject is any indication, is that those jobs are temporary or generally low-paying.
Lee writes about a college grad who was thrilled to earn $12 an hour. On a personal level, kudos to her! On a social-macro level, we're still in trouble if that's all people can expect to earn in this so-called recovery.
[Jessica] Burum, who lives in Norwich, laughed with relief when she said how much better she feels to be working — especially knowing that student loan payments will begin in March. She said she doesn't even want to know how much they will be each month.
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