Special Report

States Where Inflation Is Causing the Most Stress

30. South Carolina
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 44.7% (1,653,308 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 31.9% – 7th highest (1,179,640 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +13.9% (+$633 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $59,318 – 9th lowest
> 2021 poverty rate: 14.6% – 9th highest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 3.2%

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29. Nebraska
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 44.8% (564,609 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 31.3% – 9th highest (394,054 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +13.8% (+$754 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $66,817 – 24th highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 10.8% – 13th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 2.2%

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28. Pennsylvania
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 44.9% (3,899,782 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 29.7% – 17th highest (2,578,922 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +11.2% (+$585 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $68,957 – 21st highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 12.1% – 25th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 4.1%

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27. Ohio
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 45.8% (3,511,038 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 28.5% – 22nd highest (2,186,216 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +14.1% (+$677 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $62,262 – 13th lowest
> 2021 poverty rate: 13.4% – 16th highest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 4.0%

26. New Jersey
> Adults who find inflation very stressful: 46.5% (2,877,642 total)
> Adults who find inflation moderately stressful: 26.1% – 14th lowest (1,615,840 total)
> Price inflation from Jan. 2021 to July 2022: +11.2% (+$695 in avg. monthly household expenses)
> 2021 median household income: $89,296 – 3rd highest
> 2021 poverty rate: 10.2% – 8th lowest
> Sept. 2022 unemployment: 3.3%

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