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Supporters: Connecticut Could Add 115,000 Jobs Under Clinton Presidency

Hillary Clinton seen marching in the New Castle Memorial Day Parade in May. Clinton supporters are touting a new study showing that Connecticut could see significant job growth under a Clinton White House.
Hillary Clinton seen marching in the New Castle Memorial Day Parade in May. Clinton supporters are touting a new study showing that Connecticut could see significant job growth under a Clinton White House. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut could add more than 115,000 jobs under a Hillary Clinton presidency, while losing 38,000 jobs under a Donald Trump presidency, according to an analysis recently released by supporters of the Democratic presidential nominee.

The findings of the study are based on two recent reports by Moody’s economist Mark Zandi, a former adviser to U.S. Sen. John McCain, according to Hillary for Connecticut, the local campaign group.

Zandi’s analysis shows that under Clinton’s plans, the economy would create 10.4 million jobs nationwide, while under Trump the economy would lose 3.4 million jobs and the nation would plunge into a long recession.

“Hillary Clinton has offered a plan that would help build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top – while Donald Trump’s temperament, his record and his agenda suggest he would do just the opposite,” Hillary for America senior policy adviser Jacob Leibenluft said. “When experts and leaders from across the political spectrum have warned a Trump presidency could risk a recession, the choice is clear."

The estimated job gains and losses in Connecticut under Clinton’s and Trump's plans were calculated by distributing Zandi’s national projections evenly among the states in proportion to their populations.

Clinton’s plan would attempt to expand job growth in Connecticut through investments in infrastructure and the state’s manufacturing industry, and cutting taxes and reducing red tape for Connecticut’s small businesses, among other provisions.

"Americans deserve a president with an economic agenda that creates jobs and invests in our communities," Leibenluft said. "Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that offers that.”

Clinton has pledged to make the largest investment in high-paying jobs since World War II during her first 100 days in office.

Clinton outlined her platform for area residents at a campaign stop in Bridgeport before the Connecticut primary.

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