Cities Where Inflation is Growing the Most
Wallet Hub, Aug 10, 2022
In 2022, Americans are dealing with the worst inflation in over 40 years, with the year-over-year inflation rate at 9.1% in June. This explosive inflation is driven by a variety of factors, including the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and labor shortages. The Federal Reserve is hoping to rein in inflation with aggressive interest rate hikes this year, but exactly how much of an effect that will have remains to be seen.
Inflation is growing more quickly in some places than others, though. In order to determine the cities where inflation is growing the most – and thus is the biggest problem – WalletHub compared 23 major MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas) across two key metrics related to the Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation. We compared the Consumer Price Index for the latest month for which BLS data is available to two months prior and one year prior to get a snapshot of how inflation has changed in the short and long term….
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||Urban Honolulu, HI
|Consumer Price Index Change (Latest month vs 2 months before)
||0.6% -- 23rd
|Consumer Price Index Change (Latest month vs 1 year ago)
||6.8% -- 21st
SA: Consumer prices still rising in Honolulu, but not as much