Wyoming inflation runs ahead of national average

By , The Center Square

Inflation in Wyoming is growing at a faster rate than the national average, according to a recent index.

The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division’s (WEAD) biannual cost-of-living index shows prices for 140 consumer items rose an average of 7.7% in the Cowboy State over the second quarter. Nationally, the inflation rate was 5.4%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index as reported in the WEAD’s index.

Some goods and services grew more expensive than others with transportation coming in first, increasing by 23.3%.

 

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