• [Excerpt] "According to the study published this year, Connecticut has a foreign-born population of 481,880, which represents 14 percent of the state’s 3.6 million residents. There are 74,670 foreign-born people living in Greater New Haven. The figure is based on numbers from the 2008-12 American Community Survey’s five-year estimates.… Read More

    Immigration in Greater New Haven front cover
  • New Haven, Hartford Gain Jobs Over Burbs

    Hartford Courant    March 4, 2015

    [Excerpt] After decades of suburban sprawl, a new report shows that more jobs — and better, higher-paying jobs — are flocking to our nation's cities, even as peripheral areas see their job base erode. Here in Connecticut, employment growth in dense city centers like New Haven and Hartford is once again driving our state's overall economic vitality.… Read More

  • Jobs Are Returning To The City

    New Haven Independent    February 27, 2015

    [Excerpt] In recent years, job growth in downtown centers nationwide has far outpaced growth in surrounding suburban areas, according to a widely-cited report released this week by the City Observatory. According to a DataHaven analysis of the Census dataset used in the report, New Haven and Hartford are experiencing a similar shift.… Read More

  • Report: Transit’s Not Keeping Up With “Job Sprawl”

    New Haven Independent    January 18, 2015

    [Excerpt] The jobs are out in the suburbs. The workers live in the city. The bus often can’t connect the two.… Read More

  • [Excerpt] According to the report, New Haven has been adding high-paying jobs since 2000 that go primarily to college graduates, and only 4 percent of 47,000 jobs paying more than $20 per hour are held by residents of the city’s low-income neighborhoods. Most of the living-wage jobs in New Haven — 81 percent — are held by out-of-towners.   SCRCOG Executive Director Carl Amento called the problem “this mismatch between where the jobs are and where the people are.”… Read More

  • Transportation drives job inequality

    Yale Daily News    September 2, 2014

    [Excerpt] In the face of a persistently high unemployment rate in the Elm City, the nonprofit organization DataHaven recently released research raising questions about the relationship between public transportation and employment opportunities.… Read More

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