Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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The prevailing economic narrative of the post-pandemic era continues to be inflation, which has undergone distinct phases. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 3.2% in the 12-month period ending in February. On a month-over-month basis, prices rose by 0.4% in February, consistent with expectations.

Economists had previously cautioned that achieving the 2% inflation goal would be challenging. Shelter costs, including rent and homeownership, have been a significant contributor to inflation, remaining high despite expectations for a slowdown.

The real estate group Redfin reported a year-over-year increase in rents, further contributing to inflationary pressures. With these challenges persisting, achieving the desired 2% inflation target remains elusive

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