Special Report

States Where Inflation Is Causing the Most Stress

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50. Vermont
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 34.0% (157,408 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 32.7% – 6th highest (151,543 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +10.7% (+$586 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $72,431 – 16th highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 10.3% – 9th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 2.1%

49. Montana
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 35.8% (267,505 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 33.3% – 4th highest (248,889 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +15.4% (+$790 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $63,249 – 16th lowest
> 2021 poverty rate: 11.9% – 24th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 2.9%

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48. South Dakota
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 36.5% (209,284 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 33.0% – 5th highest (189,357 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +13.8% (+$759 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $66,143 – 22nd lowest
> 2021 poverty rate: 12.3% – 22nd highest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 2.3%

47. Minnesota
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 37.4% (1,434,251 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 25.2% – 7th lowest (966,189 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +13.8% (+$831 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $77,720 – 13th highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 9.3% – 3rd lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 2.0%

46. Wisconsin
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 37.4% (1,531,040 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 30.8% – 10th highest (1,260,646 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +14.1% (+$689 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $67,125 – 22nd highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 10.8% – 14th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 3.2%

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