Poll: 37 Percent Of US Small Businesses Couldn’t Pay October Rent

New report illustrates the devastating impact of inflation on everyday Americans

At a glance

  • A new report by Boston-based business tracker Alignable found that roughly 37 percent of small businesses – nearly half of all Americans working in the private sector – could not pay their rent in October.
  • The survey also found that more than half of respondents reported that their rent is at least 10 percent higher than six months ago.
  • The findings underscore the stark effect inflation is having on everyday Americans.

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