Inflation Is Still High. Why That Hits Low-Income Americans Hardest.

Inflation dipped slightly in April, but it’s still at a historically-high 8.3 percent. Research suggests lower-income families suffer the most when prices rise.

NPR’s Scott Horsley explains how people around the country are coping with inflation, and what the Federal Reserve is doing to try to bring it under control.

This episode also includes reporting from NPR’s Jennifer Ludden, on eviction rates rising in the face of increased rent and the end of pandemic rent aid in some places.

And it features reporting from NPR’s Brittany Cronin, on what’s driving rising fuel prices.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

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