When you drive for work, $5 gas hurts

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2022
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Energy, Gas Prices, Economy and Jobs
Gene J. Puskar/AP
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Back in February, when US gas prices were around $3.50, most Americans said they’d change their driving habits or lifestyle if gas hit $4. It now costs just under $5 on average.

In the short term, high gas prices have meant that some people have become more conscientious about how often they drive. But for those who have to drive for work, either as a commute or as part of their job — like health care workers, farmers, tradespeople, and Uber and Lyft drivers — there’s less wiggle room. For them, sustained high gas...

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