The Graphic Truth: US inflation just keeps on climbing
US monthly inflation jumped in October to its highest year-on-year rate in 31 years. COVID-induced supply chain problems continue to drive prices up, especially in the volatile energy sector. But it's not only gas — Americans are finding stuff like used cars and food staples such as beef a lot more expensive than a year ago. We take a look at what economists refer to as "headline" US inflation rates, and compare them to "core" inflation — without food and energy — since the pandemic began.