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Inflation at 40-Year High

“Inflation jumped at its fastest pace in nearly 40 years last month, a 7% spike from a year earlier that is increasing household expenses, eating into wage gains and heaping pressure on President Joe Biden and the Federal Reserve to address what has become the biggest threat to the U.S. economy."

Key Takeways

  • As of December 2021, the rate of inflation is 7.0%, the highest it has been in nearly 40 years.
  • A wage-price spiral occurs when workers seek more pay to offset higher costs, and then companies raise prices to further cover the higher cost of workers.
  • Polls show that inflation has started displacing the coronavirus as a public concern.
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