Sep 23, 2022 - News

Inflation hitting Metro Detroit harder than the national average

Change in Consumer Price Index for select metro areas
Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Simran Parwani/Axios

Metro Detroit's year-over-year Consumer Price Index increases are slightly above the national average.

Driving the news: The CPI increased 8.3% over the past year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Why it matters: Republicans in Michigan are blaming Democratic leadership for inflation, an issue which Gov. Whitmer admits she can't solve alone.

  • The White House has largely blamed the war in Ukraine and snarled supply chains for rising prices, but has been quick to take credit for falling gas prices.

Yes, but: Gas prices in Michigan remain nearly 20 cents higher than the national average after state lawmakers failed to reach a relief agreement over the summer.

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