US citizens struggle to make ends meet amid record high inflation: CNN

30 Jul 2022 11:04am
In this file photo taken on July 13, 2022, a woman checks items from the refrigerated section while grocery shopping at a supermarket in Alhambra, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
In this file photo taken on July 13, 2022, a woman checks items from the refrigerated section while grocery shopping at a supermarket in Alhambra, California. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)
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NEW YORK, US - Suffering from historic high inflation, many US residents living in the worst-hit regions are struggling to make ends meet, reported Xinhua.

A feature story released by CNN on Thursday took California as an example. The region saw a 9.4 per cent annual inflation rate in May, becoming one of the highest in the United States, where the average inflation rate across all urban areas, measured by the Labor Department's Consumer Price Index, was 8.6 per cent for May, the report said.

In California, the average gas price was already the highest nationwide while rising price of food and fuel in the area has caused local residents to find new ways to cut spending and raise extra income.

Besides slashing cost on meat and driving, some residents started collecting recyclables to turn in for extra cash; some have been searching for discounted groceries and many others have to rely on local food bank for donation.

Inflation in the United States has remained four-decade high, prompting the US Federal Reserve to impose another 75-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday - the largest back-to-back rate increase in decades. -BERNAMA

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