Consumer Price Increases Hitting Arizonans In Poverty The Hardest

Published: Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 11:45am
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Prices are going up on everything from used cars and medical care to food and clothing. In fact, over the past 12 months, prices have gone up by more than 4%.

It’s leading to concerns about inflation as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. But price rises like these, even when they're just by a few dollars, also have a ripple effect for people living in poverty.

The Show spoke more about these difficult realities with Malissa Geer of Catholic Charities Community Services. The conversation began with a look back at how difficult this year has been for people she works with who already face financial challenges.

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