Special Report

States Where Inflation Is Causing the Most Stress

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45. Maryland
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 39.1% (1,570,923 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 28.3% – 25th highest (1,137,587 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +13.9% (+$774 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $90,203 – the highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 10.3% – 10th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 4.0%

44. Washington
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 39.7% (2,170,256 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 29.7% – 16th highest (1,623,549 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +12.5% (+$677 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $84,247 – 7th highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 9.9% – 5th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 3.7%

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43. North Dakota
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 39.9% (197,684 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 35.4% – 2nd highest (175,365 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +13.8% (+$760 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $66,519 – 25th lowest
> 2021 poverty rate: 11.1% – 16th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 2.2%

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42. Connecticut
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 40.9% (1,000,928 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 31.5% – 8th highest (769,799 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +10.7% (+$689 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $83,771 – 8th highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 10.1% – 6th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 4.0%

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41. Alaska
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 41.6% (205,529 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 30.0% – 12th highest (148,164 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +12.5% (+$790 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $77,845 – 12th highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 10.5% – 12th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 4.4%

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