ISPS Researchers Release “Economic Insecurity Across the American States”

The new report is the first state-by-state look at how the downturn affected economic security and household incomes. States with the worst economic losses from 2008 to 2010 were Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and California. Among the states that were least impacted were Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine. But the report also shows that the trend toward economic insecurity has been steadily climbing for the past 25 years.  Economic Insecurity Across the American States was written by Jacob Hacker, Greg Huber, Austin Nichols (Urban Institute), Philipp Rehm (University of Ohio) and Stuart Craig. “Pennsylvania ‘right in the middle’ of U.S. States for Economic Insecurity Measurements,” interview with ISPS Director, Jacob Hacker, on News Work Tonight, WHYY (audio included).