Report: Rent rose 17% nationwide from a year ago

A new report from finds the average rent price last month was $1,719 - a jump of 17% from a year ago.
This marks double-digit increases for studio, one bedrooms and two bedrooms apartments.
February's new high put the typical apartment at $283 more expensive each month than it was in 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic.
That's about a 20% increase in just two years.