Special Report

States Where Inflation Is Causing the Most Stress

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35. Missouri
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 42.8% (1,771,600 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 26.1% – 13th lowest (1,078,972 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +13.8% (+$737 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $61,847 – 11th lowest
> 2021 poverty rate: 12.7% – 20th highest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 2.4%

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34. Michigan
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 43.1% (2,930,577 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 28.5% – 23rd highest (1,938,415 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +14.1% (+$710 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $63,498 – 17th lowest
> 2021 poverty rate: 13.1% – 18th highest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 4.1%

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33. Wyoming
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 43.3% (168,358 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 36.4% – the highest (141,366 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +15.4% (+$812 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $65,204 – 20th lowest
> 2021 poverty rate: 11.4% – 19th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 3.3%

32. Rhode Island
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 43.4% (319,524 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 25.9% – 11th lowest (190,710 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +10.7% (+$592 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $74,008 – 15th highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 11.4% – 20th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 3.1%

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31. Oregon
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 43.9% (1,347,402 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 30.0% – 11th highest (921,459 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +12.5% (+$604 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $71,562 – 18th highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 12.2% – 23rd highest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 3.8%

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