- Gas prices hit $4.17, up $1.40 from a year ago, and it’s not just delivery drivers feeling the pain.
- Realtors, blacksmiths and shrimpers all say they they’re beginning to see the impact amid inflation.
- USA TODAY talked with workers from around the nation to see how they’re dealing with the latest blow.
From gardeners to blacksmiths, the shocking rise in gasoline prices is raising concern among workers whose livelihoods depend on fuel to serve their customers.
Just as the sudden increase in gas prices has hit unevenly among regions — an average $5.44 a gallon in California vs. $3.73 in Missouri on Tuesday, AAA reports — they also have socked some professions harder than others.