US inflation hits highest rate since 1981 as Ukraine war pushes up energy prices

Inflation in the US has reached 8.5% – the highest annual increase in more than 40 years.

The surge in the year to March was fuelled by growing costs for food, fuel, housing and other necessities that have outstripped the pay rises that many Americans have received.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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