(WTAJ) — From supply chain shortages to staff shortages, the one thing we’re not short on is rising prices as the economy continues to try and rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.
America has seen shutdowns, mandates, school closures, over 770,000 COVID deaths and even a toilet paper shortage. Compared to some states though, Pennsylvania has done well economically with only 10% of residents saying they’re having a “very difficult” time without household expenses, up from 7% in June.
Key findings across the nation:
- 42% of people say they are having “slight to moderate” difficulty meeting household expenses.
- 12% of people say they are having a “very difficult” time paying household expenses.
- The number of people having a “very difficult” time has increased by 50% nationwide and by as much as 225% in some states.
- Mississippi, Nevada and Louisiana have the highest numbers of people having a “very difficult” time.
While only 10% of the state is having a very difficult time, the number in June was only 7% which equates to a 35% increase of Pennsylvanians struggling through this economy. Other states, such as South Carolina is seeing a 155% increase while Arkansas saw a whopping 225%
Minnesota and North Dakota were the only states that saw a negative number, showing a decent recovery with -36% and -1% respectively.
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