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by Kyle Clapham

A 40-year map of the rate of inflation in the U.S. compiled by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies from National Bureau of Economic Research (NEBR). From 1982 to 2022 the average rate of inflation was 2.79 percent. In February 2022 it hit 7.5 percent and could potentially go higher. Analysts do not agree on whether monetary-policy rate increases will be sufficient to get inflation under control this year.

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