People are paring back to make ends meet everywhere thanks to rampant inflation, which is at 8.6% nationwide, its highest rate in 40 years. Citizens of some states are feeling the impact more than others, however. A new analysis from QuoteWizard examines state-by-state data from survey respondents who said they were having a "very difficult" time paying for their usual household expenses. Overall, 60% of people are having some difficulty paying their expenses, while 15% are having a very difficult time — an 81% increase compared with data from June 2021. Here are the 10 states where people are struggling the most, plus the states where people say they're having the least difficulty.
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